God’s Game Plan
After Moses came back, He summoned the elders of the people, and put before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. Then all the people responded together, “We will do all that the LORD has spoken.” So Moses brought the people’s words back to the LORD. — Exodus 19:7–8
Coaches work hard to get the job done for their programs, but the head coach spends even more time in preparation for his or her meetings. It’s not just the season preparations that need to be done, but also pre-season, postseason, and summer workouts to consider. The head coach must think of everyone in the program and blend every person together for the success of the next year.
Moses had quite a team. After patiently dealing with Pharaoh, the Israelites were finally given the freedom to go with their head coach and leader, Moses. Moses took his job very seriously. He listened to and followed God in order to lead his team through their journey. Though his team grumbled many times, Moses convinced them to stick with the plan. Moses would go and speak with God and then come back and meet with his “assistant coaches” (elders or tribal leaders) and present to them God’s game plan for the day or week. The Israelites responded to God’s plan through Moses, claiming they would do “all the LORD had spoken” (Ex 19:8).
Moses did the right thing. He received God’s “game plan,” presented it to his assistants, and then set the plan in motion with his team. However, because of a lack of obedience to God’s plan, there were defeats and disappointments along the way. Amid those struggles, Moses stayed with the plan because he trusted God. As coaches, we need to stick with the plan even in tough times. If we endure, we may reach our ultimate goal one day. As believers, it is important that we follow God’s game plan for our lives.
1. Is your “game plan” prepared, planned, and presented to your staff before your team?
2. Do you know God’s game plan for your life?
3. Today, how can you start to implement God’s plan for your life?
Extra Reading: Exodus 21; Proverbs 3:5–6
Lord, please show me where I need to adjust my game plan to fit Yours. Amen.