How To Know Your Best Days Are Still to Come

How To Know Your Best Days Are Still to Come

The greatest moment in my athletic career came during the final game of our football division. The game was tied, there was one minute left on the clock, and we were over two thirds of the length of the field from the goal line. The coach called for us to pull out a play we had been working on all season – the triple reverse.

The quarter-back handed off to a running back, who then handed it to another running back, who then handed me the ball. I’ll never forget the moment I got that football shoved into my gut. I saw an opening in the line and sprinted through it, narrowly evading the defense multiple times. I ran harder than I’ve ever run. The crowd went wild when I crossed the goal line to win the game. That was without a doubt the peak of my athletic career.

Did I mention that event happened in a fourth-grade flag football game? Ya, I peaked early.

Sometimes I feel my entire life and calling are like my football career. I wonder if my best days are behind me. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I know lots of folks who talk like their best days are behind them. The process God takes us through to make us into who he wants us to be often feels like we are going backwards. But we aren’t.

Every day you and I must remind ourselves that God didn’t bring us this far just to ditch us.

I think that’s what Paul is talking about when he says:

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” (2 Cor. 3:18) God is making us into something glorious.

If you ever feel like your best days are behind you, don’t listen to that voice. If you are seeking God then you can be certain your best days are ahead, as God transforms you into all he knows you can be.

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. Proverbs 4:18