The Games We Play – Part One

Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 TM24

Are you aware that in the game of Chess if a mere pawn makes it to the other side of the board it can be promoted to a Queen who perhaps wins the game? Apostle Paul summed up God’s amazing way of using the least likely candidates when he wrote our opening verse.

In Barbara Alpert’s, The Games We Play With God, she writes,

“Sometimes, we may feel as if we are in a stalemate and not making any progress in life, similar to a pawn in the game of Chess when an opponent’s piece is blocking it from moving forward. During these frustrating times, we need to realize God has a good reason for the delay that is set before us. Instead of trying to figure out your next strategic move, it is wiser to stand still, obey God, and carry on in what He has already entrusted to your care. You can be confident that He is behind the scenes strategically working things out in your favor. So long as you do not quit, when God moves that opponent out of your way, He will open doors of opportunity for you to move on. When He promotes you to a higher role of service, ministry work or influence, you will become like the queen in the game of Chess: stronger and better equipped to move beyond your current position and advance in carrying out God’s advanced plans for your life.”

Stand strong and believe promotion day is coming.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that God would give you a glimpse of what He has been up to behind the scenes in your life and in the lives of those closest to you.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the strength and patience to stand strong in your faith while waiting on God to move circumstances in your favor.

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