So, last night I missed Caroline's soccer game. (I had to teach my Bible Study.) Just before I left, we had a little discussion about the pending game.
Me: Are you excited about the game?
C: Yes. But I wish Coach Rob would let me play up. I get so bored playing full back. I should just take my book-bag out there and "cop a squat" and do my homework. (In her opinion, there is not much action at full back.)
Me: Why don't you ask Coach Rob if you can play up.
C: I did. He said he needs me in that spot for now.
Me: Well, maybe you need to just pray and ask God to help you be happy in that spot.
C: Yeah. (sigh.)
Me: You know, God has put me in a "spot" that I am not so happy in right now. But He is teaching me to be content here. I know He has plans for me in this spot.
I kissed her goodbye, wished her "luck", and was on my merry way.
When I got home from Bible Study, I was (for once) happy to find that she was still up and anxious to hear about her game.
Me: How'd it go?
C: Well, at first I was not having a good attitude, but then I prayed and after half-time I was actually feeling joyful in my spot. And guess what!
C: I was having a hard time not using my hands when the ball comes so I just had to make myself keep them behind my back.
Me: Yeah. Sometimes it is so stinkin' hard to keep your hands off the situation....but that's another lesson for another day!