The Scout

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 15

Gold Nugget
Verse 3: 
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” 

Do you ever feel like your hard work goes unnoticed? What about your suffering? Does that go unnoticed also? Does your suffering go without justice being served? Being underappreciated is a difficult condition. Being abused and not having a champion is a hopeless place to be as well. Remember today’s “gold nugget”, The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

There was once a young man that played football in a small school district in Texas. As linemen often do, he was under appreciated. His parents didn’t think much of his skills, he wasn’t popular and even his coach said he was too slow to make it in football. One Friday night he had to play as a starter for an injured player. He was making such huge blocks that the running back set the district rushing record for a single game. After the game a scout from a major university walked on the field to try and recruit the player he wanted for his team.  To everyone’s surprise, he didn’t have any interest in the running back that was being carried off the field on his teammate’s shoulders. He wanted the guy that made it all happen. He saw what nobody else had ever seen before in that offensive lineman. After receiving a full college scholarship, he went on to play in the National Football League. 

We must not give up. God is the great "Scout" and He is watching. If what we do - we do for Him, He will see everything through. He sees when you are under appreciated and He sees when you are downright rejected and abused. Trust Him. He is a just God. 
Lord, I need you to remind me that you “got this”. I know that you can make something of my life and tend to my tormenters. I will put my confidence in you and refuse to resort to ungodly means of retaliation against those that have hurt me. Amen

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