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Off to practice—trusting God
I always considered myself to be a logical person. I liked knowing that doing things in a logical way will lead to my own desired outcome—a specific cause that leads to a desired effect. I thought that by being prepared, I could rely on myself to have everything that I needed. But during softball season my senior year in college, I had an experience that reminded me that relying on myself to make things happen often falls short of an answer; whereas, looking to God as my source, the real and only cause, is what’s actually effective.
One Monday afternoon, as I sat in my last class before softball practice, I was hit with a sudden, overwhelming stomach pain that made it hard to sit up straight or concentrate in class. This had never occurred before, and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to participate in practice that day. I was disappointed because softball practice was the highlight of my day. And as team captain, I didn’t want to let my teammates down.
At first, I tried to figure out what had caused the pain. What had I eaten? Had I gotten enough sleep? Was I not taking good enough care of my body?
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