Baseball is a liar. It gives rewards too quickly to the players who are simply bigger and stronger at an early age. And it causes some to believe they will never amount to anything.
In truth, long term success in this great game isn’t based on early indications, but on the combination of talent, hard work, discipline, and endurance. And failure or inefficient size early in life certainly aren’t indicators that you won’t or can’t ever be good. You just have to hang in there.
Life is also often a liar. Our world rewards those who promote themselves, whose talent is flashy, who appear to be the bigger and stronger kids, if you will. And it tells those who don’t have immediate success that they might as well give up.
Proverbs 29:23–“A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.”
It might be hard to “trust the process,” especially when success doesn’t seem to come immediately, or when it comes so easily to those who simply promote themselves, but trusting the process is exactly what God wants us to do. Trust HIS process, that of humility, repentance, and faith.
Eventually, it is our pride that brings us low, not in the world’s eyes, but in God’s, since his word says he is opposed to the proud.
Eventually, it is our humility–thinking of ourselves less–that is rewarded, not in the world’s eyes, but in God’s, since his word says he exalts the humble.
Don’t let the game and the world lie to you. Choose today to trust God’s process. Instead of proudly doing life your way, humble yourself in repentance and faith, asking God to show you his way.
Lord Jesus, help me to trust your process, your way of life. Amen.