Do you know what I mean when I say that sometimes God calls an audible? For those who aren’t into sports, let me explain.
The kind of audible that I’m talking about is the kind that happens in American football. It’s a change in the offensive play called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage. This means that the coach and players have laid out a clear plan for their play, but at the last moment, the quarterback switches it up.
When an audible is called, it would be detrimental to the outcome of the game not to go along with the change. If the players aren’t willing to be flexible, things get messy really fast.
I grew up as a missionary kid in Mexico and Guatemala. Life was one big adventure, and we never really knew what was going to happen next. We would set out in a hurry to do something, only to have to stop and wait due to circumstances that were out of our control.
Most of the time it was “hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait.” One of the phrases I remember my parents saying the most is, “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not break.”
It’s kind of like driving on a crowded interstate. You have to hurry up and merge, only to sit and wait, then hurry up again. In the end, you might have to suddenly take another route to get where you really need to go.
When you’re going along in life, and God suddenly calls an audible, go with it. He knows what He’s doing.
Destiny Key: The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9