How can we be present in every moment when we don’t know what tomorrow brings?
This season, that’s my goal. I want to be in the moment, every moment. I want to know what I expect of myself and my team so that I don’t have to worry about the future, but focus on the next step only. It’s exciting to know that anything can happen at any moment. I want to truly know that while nothing is for certain, this is our day to make the most of what we’ve been given, so we should live to the fullest. As a team, it’s invigorating to have such a perspective. There are no limits.
Instead of having 120 games this season, we have 60. All I can do is to go out and pitch one pitch at a time. I’m called to nothing more than that. God can do so much in and through us at any time, any place. We just have to be ready to be interruptible. It’s in the uncertain moments when He is able to perfect us. When we are striving to limit everything under our own control and capacities, we fall out of God’s bigger plan for us. When I’m tempted to try to gain control, God somehow reminds me that I couldn’t be further from the reigns.
We have a God who loves and protects us. He uses every thing and every person for His glory. We don’t have the answers, but thankfully, we don’t need to. When the dust settles, all we can do is what we’re designed to do. As for me, I know I’m designed to play baseball to the best of my ability and then trust Him with the rest. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do!
Different isn’t bad, it’s just what it is this year. For those of us who call ourselves followers of Christ, we know where our foundation and security is. This life is not about being comfortable, it’s about letting God stretch you and grow you to be fully equipped to do His work.
Let’s see how God uses us in this new realm of different.
— Matthew Boyd, Detroit Tigers pitcher
Matthew Boyd is a regular contributor to The Increase, providing articles and opinions. Check out Matthew’s Increase profile here.
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