As a mom of a baseball and softball player I have heard the saying there is no “I” in team more times than I can count. In other words, one player is not to work alone, but rather together with others in order to achieve a certain goal. Today I am drawn to the word “Him” as in Christ, and yes there is an “I” in that word but I am not just talking about the “I” in the spelling of Him.
As a woman, a wife and a mother, who walks her life out with the Christ, I can truly say; there’s an “I” in Him. Me, myself and I are in Him and He is in me. We are a team and He is my captain. It is “I” in Him and “Him” in me that make all things possible. Christ said it himself in Matthew 19:26, “Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
Because I think like a baseball/softball mom let me put it to you this way. Life can feel like a ball game. It may seem like you are at the bottom of the 9th, stuck on 3rd with 2 outs and ready to give up. But it is at that moment that Christ steps up to the plate and knocks one out of the park. Christ is the only one I would ever want batting. I know that the things of this world would leave me stranded on third but Christ will bring me home. Never has He left me standing alone on the field of life and I will ever stop giving Him praise.
Today I pray that you to are the “I” in Him and that He is in you. I pray that you will step behind Christ as your team Captain let him call the plays. I also pray that you will let him be the strength in you for whatever life brings your way.
I hope that knowing you can also be the “I” in Him brings you peace even the hardest of times. So what are you waiting for? The words of the song by John Fogerty say it perfectly…“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play”.
To all the coaches who have made a impact in the lives of so many kids, thank you all for what you do. (Featured coaches in this from top to bottom, Jamie Stewart: Northwest Christian Softball, Paco Crandall: Spokane Diamonds Softball and Tanner Chaffin: Spokane Crew Baseball)