Put Yourself into Scoring Position
In football, the goal is to move the ball downfield as efficiently and effectively as possible and get to the end zone. To do so, you must avoid being “sacked”. In the book of Genesis, Joseph found himself in such a position: he was “sacked”; he suffered a major setback. Joseph knew that he had the stuff to get up, shake it off and put himself into scoring position. It would require faith, action and trusting God. No less for us as believers today.
We put ourselves into scoring position with a game plan of God first, ambition, goals, effective strategies and an ability to get up after we have suffered lost yardage. In Christ, we are more than conquerors.
Stay Away from Toxic People
If you are going to put yourself into scoring position, you must take inventory of your friends. Who’s keeping you down? Who’s moving forward with you? Are they really a friend - or a ‘frenemy’? The Greek philosopher Diogenes was on point when he opined: As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.