Charlie’s Court

Esther 4:14b
“…And who knows whether
you have not come to the kingdom
for such a time as this?”
ESV

 A three-week unit on volleyball in middle school, I watched Top Gun in high-schooland sand-volleyball almost became part of my religion in the college years.  I was pretty good.  Fast-forward to now.  My buddy says that he must go play volleyball.

“Wait! Volleyball for us old guys!?”  I replied.

              “Yeah.”

              “Here I am Lord.  Send me! Aaron Floyd Jeffers, God’s gift to volleyball.”  I think to myself.  Then I reply, “I am so there bro.”

              My performance wasn’t quite like Top Gun college sand-volleyball.  They had formations.  Everybody knew what they were doing and why they were doing it, and spikes rained down like fire from the heavens.  I, like Toto, was not in Kansas anymore.  It just got real, I was getting smoked, and I needed to start pulling my weight, and fast.

              The most important aspect was position.  It’s like a mix between a symphony, dance, and medieval warfare (like life).  If you’re not standing in the right place at the right time, aka position, you and your team will lose.

There’s a guy named Charlie.  I found that if Charlie said, “Stand there when the ball is served, and move to right here after it’s returned.”  Guess what?  My chances of success for myself and the team I was on, just went up about 1000 percent.

Christ is our ‘Charlie’ in the court of life.  Spiritual success is all about position.

Christ says (paraphrase compilation), “Stand here, in my grace, it will protect you from spikes of shame, and makes you a son/daughter.”

“Come to me (Place and time/timing), and I will give you rest (Position)…”

Many try to figure out, pine away, and/or get frustrated trying to make or manufacture a position in life.  Keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26), and you’ll naturally walk in position.

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