Friday, July 27, 2018

Go Hard in the Paint

Last year I kept hearing the Lord tell me to go hard in the paint.  I kept hearing it as I did the laundry, worked in my business, drove around.  Finally I was like “God what does that even mean?” (That’s how me and God communicate by the way).
You probably can tell,  I’m totally not a sports person.  But, I knew to go hard in the paint had something to do with sports.  I just wasn’t exactly sure what.  So I asked my husband. That’s when I found out how DEEP it is to go hard in the paint.
You see the painted area on the basketball court is really close to the goal.  It is the point where you receive the most opposition.  Everything is coming against you to stop you from making that goal.  But the goal is right there in front of you, so close.  When you are that close, you have to give it your all. You have to work hard in that painted area.
Listen! How many times have you felt like you were right there on the cusp, the very brink of success? And then all hell broke loose.  You then took your focus off that goal and onto all those problems.
Get this picture in your mind.  The enemy wouldn’t come after you so hard if he wasn’t shaking with fear that you were about to triumph.
Listen up! You haven’t missed your last shot in life.  Faith is now! The moment that you realized how much this story has applied to your life was the moment you began to break free. I truly believe you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Even the hard things.  Go hard in the paint!
by Lamonique Mac
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