In the game of football each team enters into a “huddle” prior to the beginning of the next play. The huddle is the place where the strategy for the next play is disseminated to the players on the field. The play is actually called by a coach on the sidelines, but is communicated by the quarterback or on field defensive leader. The coach has chosen the play being communicated based of his observations of both his team and the other team’s strategy during the previous plays.
The coaching staff has taken great care in crafting plays for nearly any situation encountered on the field. There are plays for long yardage situations, goal line situations and limited time on the clock. Based on the play that is sent in, each player knows his specific role and duty in the next series of play.
This is a reminder of God’s work in our lives:
John 16:13 (NASB)
13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
God disseminates guidance to us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides us through scripture, circumstances and those who surround us. The Holy Spirit operates only by what He hears from the mouth of God. It is these things that the Holy Spirit then communicates to us. This guidance is to prepare us for what is getting ready to take place in our lives. Because God sees the whole of our lives, we can place complete confidence in all that the Holy Spirit reveals to us.
Today you may find yourself up against difficult challenges and shifting circumstances. Listen close, because God is sending you the play that will guide your steps in the days to come. He has the whole field in view and His strategy is flawless. Once your direction is clear, focus on the flawless execution of what you have received.