Connect the Dots
I came across a commencement speech given by the late Steve Jobs to the 2005 Stanford University graduating class. In that speech he expounded on how our lives are like dots and as you look back you can connect the dots as to what brought you to the place where you are now. According to Jobs, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect the dots looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
You see, there is complete accuracy in hindsight because you actually know what happened and you can begin to see the interwoven connection of the pivotal times of your life. At the time it is happening you don’t understand it, but as time passes you garner a better revelation of its importance; regardless if it was good or bad.
While in its midst it can be so unpleasant and painful, your very thoughts center around when is all of this going to end. Just like a natural birth, once the agony and pain of the birthing process is over you can enjoy the baby. It is no different in connecting the dots of your life.
When I was young we played this game, you guessed it, Connect the Dots. Oftentimes the game was played to compensate for our boredom at church or in school. Someone would pull out a piece of paper and make lots of dots in rows and columns. Each person had their turn in drawing a line to connect one dot to another. As you drew these lines connecting the dots, you inevitably would make a box. Every time you created a box you took ownership by putting your initial in it. You also tried to prevent your opponent from closing off any boxes. The winner of the game had more boxes with their initial in them than the other person.
Just like that game. Each of us are drawing lines as we journey through life. Eventually we are making boxes. Howbeit we are playing against an invisible foe that also is drawing boxes on our canvass of life. As quickly as it seems we close off a box, he draws another line of attack against us. This level of game play supersedes any computer game on the market. He is actually playing against your very life.
I got a strategy for you that is proven to work. This strategy will ensure that you win the game every time. Steve Jobs stated we have hindsight but not foresight about the dots of our lives. I beg to differ. Howbeit he was accurate in his assessment that we have to trust the dots will connect in our future; additionally we have to trust the One who created the dots of our future.
You see, there is foresight when you team up with God. It doesn’t matter how many lines the enemy may draw against you, you know that God has closed off each box with your name in it. All you have to do is team up with God. Make God your head coach and He will provide you with proven strategies for success because the game has already been won.
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How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Psalms 139:17-18 (KJV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:11 (NIV)
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being. Psalms 139:16 (BBE)
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev 21:27 (KJV)
Father, In life’s journey I may not always understand why things are happening, but I do know that what may have been meant for evil You will turn it around for my good. If you are for me that is more than the whole world against me. It is for this reason that I know that I have already won the game of life because Jesus fought the fight and won it all for me. Now I team up with You in knowing daily You make my way prosperous and I have exceptional success because of Your proven strategies that enables me to win every time. I am more than a conqueror because of Your love. Amen.