I Was On My Way To Score!
There I was just in my early teens and picked for the local
football team. Oh, as a young guy with no stubble on my face I was so
excited that I could prove that I could play somewhat.
The whistle blew and the match started, I was playing centre of the
At a certain time within the match I remember someone shouting
(someone with more experience) "RUN!" My mind took a bad beating - run
where, do I run back, run to the side, run forward - where do I run??
By the time I tried to figure it out I noticed the ball was shooting
through the air towards the front of me - my legs took off and I ran
like a racehorse on its last corner and as I found the ball at my feet
in seeing the opposition goals it was like the horse seeing that
finish line. It was like time had stood still as an opportunity was
set in front of me to score. Have you ever been there?
As I heard other team mates shouting from behind, - "Run Maurice,
hit the ball!" Trying to get closer to the goals, I ran that few more
feet with the ball trying to score when all of a sudden.... My body
went up into the air, as for the ball I didnít know where it went. All
I knew was something took me out.
Has that ever happened to you? You're on the path, on that run,
life in many ways had been sorted, and you could sense achievements
were in line for you but then something took you out!
For me that day it was the opposition player he had slipped his
feet under mine at high speed resulting on my body leaving the earth
for that moment of time until I fell on my back.
Listen carefully, that which has knocked you off your path is your
opposition. That is its job! Whether itís, sickness, divorce, sin,
adultery, financial ruin to name but a few, they all come to disrupt,
to separate, and to destroy.
It takes a real man or woman to pull themselves together and get
back up from the mud that theyíve fell into.
Listen, itís time to dust yourself down, to wash your face (as the
Bible would say) and look again at those goal posts! Take authority
over it and look again at running in the race, look again!
Like they shouted at me that day because of their experience -
"RUN!" But can you hear His voice shouting to you "RUN!" Yes, like me
you could be wondering "but run where too!" Itís quite simple - run
again to the dream that was and is still within you. (The gifts and
callings are without repentance)
If you could imagine that ball as the anointing, and itís given for
one purpose only - to destroy the works of the evil one - in the words
of my story - to score goals!!!!!
Whether you like it or not, the whistle has not blown Ė Itís only
halftime. By now you should have a good idea of what the enemy can do
and how he will try and take you out. But you, youíre wiser, more
experienced, itís time again to look for that ball.
There I was on the field again realizing the only one who was
feeling sorry was me. I might have missed an opportunity to score but
the whistle hadnít blown.
Yes, I was playing but could I say, "half playing after I fell" in
other words my heart was not in it just my body. But then I heard it
again - "RUN Maurice!" No one had to tell me what to do, no one had to
tell me where to run, and I just ran as quickly as I could towards the
enemyís goals. And yes it happened - I didnít find the ball it found
me and whack I hit that ball and it went past the opposition
goalkeeper and I jumped for joy - A goal and we had won!!!
My friend, the word of the Lord today for you is "RUN!" His
anointing will find you as you are faithful. An opportunity that only
the Master can create will sit again in front of you and as it does He
will lead you and bang - You will score for the Master! Don't let the
whistle for your life blow until you take your shot. Be blessed and
run the race.