A college football coach liked to give his players mental workouts by quizzing them on what they would do during hypothetical situations.
One day, walking the sidelines he stopped where a player named Johnson was sitting. “Johnson!” the coach barked out, “if it were 3rd and 25, and we were at midfield, what would you do?”
The player thought for a moment and then said, “I would move down to the next bench to get a better view of the play.”
God doesn’t ask anyone to sit the bench. In fact, we are instructed not to. You can’t win if you are on the sidelines, get in the game and play.
Speaking of sports, remember the John Fogerty song, Centerfield? The chorus went, “Put me in coach, I’m ready to play!”
Our attitude needs to be the same as Isaiah’s. When God said, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” Isaiah responded, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)
He was saying, “Put me in coach.” I challenge you to say the same thing today.