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Encouragement in Athletics Blog


Almost home...

January 29, 2018
By Ronnie Plyler

When my kids were younger and began driving, they were always given a time to be home. The time to be home, “curfew”, depended on the activity and/or night of the week. My kids probably thought it depended on the mood I was in, however I simply wanted to ensure they were home at a reasonable hour (10pm-11pm) as later hours bring about more trouble…and I wasn’t going to stay up too late myself.

I didn’t give a curfew, my children would’ve probably been a bit careless. They probably would have made some choices that were unfavorable due to selfish desires or excessive bad judgements that normally plague late hours. However, they knew, …” don’t be late”. They knew, “don’t call me to tell me you’re going to be late”. Leave early, be early.

If you’re a Christian, you’re almost home. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, we don’t know the time, therefore there is no time for carelessness. As coaches, we get to lead His children, created in His image. God’s Word proclaims…Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s word will never pass away. No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man (Matt. 24: 34-37).

I liked it when they called and said, “I’m on my way home.” Those words simply let me know their visits were wrapped up and the next destination was home. Tell your Heavenly Father tonight…give Him a call in prayer… “Hey Dad, I’m almost home…Until you give the curfew, I’ll keep praising Your name and sharing your love with others.”

Keep your hopes on going home where the Lord will greet us.

Together as one, United in Christ.