Got a decision to make? Whether you’re deciding on the right job offer or the right school, my advice is the same. Are you deciding if he is Mr. Right or Mr. Right NOW? Do you start that business? Should you write that book? No matter what decision you’re in the process of making, I’ve got 6 words for you: Let the umpire make the call.
In any professional sport, there are plays that are just too close for the spectators to call. Was the batter safe . . . or out? Was the touchdown complete . . . or not? Did the basketball make it to the rim before or . . . just after the buzzer? When certain plays are insanely close, and the results are too far from obvious, you know what they do in professional sports? They call in the official: either the referee, or the umpire (which is the official upon which we will focus) so that he or she can more closely examine the play. Then what do they do? They . . . let the umpire make the call.
See, the umpire has special skills, training, experience and insight. He knows the game inside and out, frontward and backwards. He can see the game from perspectives that you and I cannot image. This isn’t just about instant replay, the umpire knows that his call can impact the entire outcome of a season. He knows that whatever call he makes is final. There’s no debating, no challenging, no arguing with him. That’s why his expertise is so trusted. That’s why they . . . Let the umpire make the call.
You know what? When we have tough decisions to make in our lives, we should follow the same advice. How do we do that? Let me explain. In the Book of Colossians chapter three verse 15 in the Amplified Bible it says this:
And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as an umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live] and be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Colossians 3:15 (Amp)
Our umpire is the Peace of God. When we have tough decisions to make, our goal should be to get the Peace of God to decide, settle and finalize the choice. Should you take the job or not? Let the umpire make the call. Is he Mr. Right or Mr. Right NOW? Let the umpire make the call. Is now the time to start that business? Should you have a partner? Let the umpire make the call. See, if you let the Peace of God become the ultimate deciding factor, you don’t have to worry about the outcome of your season. You know that when your umpire of Peace makes the call, he always has plans for your victory as the final outcome. Got a tough decision to make? Don’t worry. I’ve got 6 words for you: Let the umpire make the call.
Thank you for reading this week’s LifeSpeak for Living. Has “Let the Umpire Make the Call” encouraged you? Share it and encourage someone else. Got some decisions to make? Remember, you don’t have to go it alone. Let the umpire, Peace, make the call. God Bless!