Softball is usually a major part of our summer activities. The kids and I pack up the van and head over to the local park to cheer my husband on as he plays. Adam usually plays shortstop—he’s quite good. But between wrangling kids and catching up with friends, I often miss some of the key moments of the game.
The position that amazes me is the catcher. I’m always worried about his knees. How does he hold that position for so long?
A lot of game-changing moments take place in front of home plate. The game can be going along in a predictable pattern and then whack! the catcher has to be ready to spring into action.
The catcher is ready for anything—even the change-up. Flexibility is his strength. His body is limber and his mind is engaged— ready to respond to whatever is thrown at him. When the pace changes, he adjusts.
I want to be like the catcher:
I want to be marked by adaptability, ready for the unexpected, and not thrown off balance when it comes.
When the pace of life changes I want to adjust and learn to embrace what’s in front of me.
I want my knees to be strong because they are bent often, in prayer.
When God brings a change-up, I don’t want to be thrown off balance.
Summer will soon be upon us. Are we prepared for this new season? Are we ready to be flexible? Are we willing to bend low so that we’re ready for what’s coming? Will we adjust to the change of pace or experience burnout from running ourselves ragged?
Come on over to Katie M. Reid’s blog as she continues this discussion and hosts the #RaRaLinkup…