Friday, September 25, 2009

The Game of Chess

I want to introduce to you today, a little Chess piece called the Pawn. To me there is a lot of inspiration you can get from this bold little game piece. For those of you who may not know what the Pawn is, I’ll summarize it up for you. The Pawn resembles the front line in a war. There are 8 Pawns in a horizontal line across the board. Behind them, the special units are on both sides of the prized possession, The King. Next to the King is his lovely bride, the Queen. The Pawn’s role in the game is to be the first move. They have what seems like an eternity of squares and obstacles to get through. I may not be the greatest Chess player but every time I play the game, I try to make sure the Pawn goes into the enemy’s territory so he can get to the other side of the board, to the end. The Pawns greatest feature is that once on the other side of the board, it can become the Queen, what I consider to be, the second most valuable player of the whole game.

I think that in life, we are the Pawns. Day by day we have to hurdle through enemy territory to try and get to the other side. If you look at the board from the top view, let’s say we as children of God are the white pieces. The black pieces are Satan and his “little” army of demons out to take as many down as he can. But God is playing on the white side, our side. He can moves us forward and move us diagonally to knock out a black piece. God can orchestrate we little pawns to make the best move possible for us, and the King’s whole kingdom. When we have completed our route and hit the other side, we can fly up to Jesus and become royalty for eternity. We’ll never go back to being the Pawn. These black pieces we are facing are just minimal because God knows what He is doing! He’s got it all planned out! Every move we make, he’s got a way to make it work. When people have let you down in your life, when you’ve been let go from your job, when your mother has been diagnosed with cancer, when you’ve had a miscarriage, when everything seems inescapable, just remember, God is organizing your steps and leading you to His safe place. He’s going to make sure we make it, and not just make it, he’s going to make sure we are going to do the BEST we can do. We need not worry about the circumstances around us. We must work through the pain and keep pressing on and moving forward to our goal, an eternity with our Heavenly Father who loves us so much. He loves us more than any person could even fathom. We may be what seems like the smallest piece on the board, the other pieces seem to have better talents and can do more things than you, we all play the same part, we all have a goal to be with our King and win the war!

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