Growing up, I loved playing baseball.
I was actually kinda good at the game, but there was one particular situation that I almost always failed in…
Executing under pressure.
I still remember the 2 outs, down by 1 scenario that every baseball player dreams of. What’d I do? I struck out for the first time all game.
The final out scenario when I got an easy popup at first base. What’d I do? I let the ball fall out of my glove.
I never was good at executing under pressure. I usually messed it up.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. – John 16:33
Jesus took the pressure off.
The end is not in doubt. He’s already overcome the world.
What I have to do is just run up the score.
It’s amazing the freedom and joy that comes when the pressure’s off.
It doesn’t mean that I can quit, it just means that it isn’t up to me.
Operating in complete freedom and victory makes life a lot more fun than it would be if the end was in doubt!