The Right Place


"And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength."
-Deuteronomy 6:5


Every Wednesday night at about 6 p.m. I hear these words: "We need to get in the right place before Saturday!" This is the charge given to his team by Coach Randy Walker, head football coach at Northwestern University. He challenges his team, staff and everyone present to get in the right mindset mentally, physically and spiritually before they play on Saturday. He is constantly encouraging his team to get in the right place.

Moses, a prominent "coach" in his day, had quite a team. It was one of the largest teams known to man. With God's help, Moses led his team through many tough times. Throughout his journey with his team, he constantly encouraged his people to get in the "right place." He, too, knew the importance of preparing mentally, physically and spiritually. We find how he did it in God's Word. "And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart (spiritually), all your soul (mentally), and all your strength (physically)."

So what about you? Are you in the right place? Are you constantly preparing yourself as an athlete to do battle? Are you prepared spiritually, as well? By taking Moses' advice, we truly can find the right place. Wherever your right place is today, may it be found solely in your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


1. How do you get in the "right place" as an athlete?
2. Are you in the right place as a believer?
3. Today, how can you start to live in the right place?


1 Corinthians 9:25-27
Ephesians 6:10-18
2 Timothy 4:2

Bible Reference: 
2 Timothy 4