As we sit on the sidelines how do we sit here not...
going back to school
finding a job
watching a live sporting event
eading but constantly watching the news
celebrating a wedding with family and friends
participating in camp
seeing smiling faces again at the gym
detoxifying from social media
hugging friends and family
gathering with loved ones during a loss...
...the list goes on for what we wish to play as we sit and wait.
I have had moments in life where I have wanted to quit and give up playing the game, if it was school, relationships, work, and evening life, Over time I’ve gotten better about retying my shoelaces so I can get back to playing the game if it is the same game or a new one (or maybe putting myself in someone else’s shoes to better understand).
We are currently under pressure right now from all angles waiting with no specific answers for what tomorrow will be. Which can be overwhelming. I feel this in all aspects of my life as a parent, fiancé, friend, professor, colleague and the person you may or may not know. .
Daily discussing with family, students and colleagues about what tomorrow might bring as we all sit on the sidelines wondering when we will be back in the game and wondering how the new game will be played.
Times of sitting on the sideline typically starts with frustration because the thoughts of why am I not playing begin to swirl around in my head. And when I get asked to play again how will I perform.
Once we catch ourselves in the spiral, eventually we catch ourselves complaining and we sit and wonder why are we sitting here in the first place.
Maybe sitting on the sideline is our time to sit in the passion of our purpose to create ideas, be innovative and reflect on our dreams.
Sometimes it takes a while to dig ourselves out of the grief and frustration and focus on what truly matters.
Perhaps it is the time God is giving us to prepare us before we step onto the field to play right where we belong!