“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.”
1 Peter 5:6 NLT

I’m not much of a Crimson Tide fan but I can’t help but marvel at the spectacle of that game against Georgia. It looked like Alabama would finally fall. Their starting quarterback was flat, the offense was struggling. After starter Jalen Hurts struggled in the first half of the national championship, Tagovailoa threw three touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide to a title.

This true freshman saw little playing time but got thrown into the fire during the national championship game. After the game he gave all praises to God.

This young man from Hawaii came to the Deep South out of faith. He is a devout Christian with a great skill set. He humbled himself to work behind a teammate that he was better than but waited. What got me was the humility of the young man he replaced. He kept “high giving” the freshmen every time he came off the field because they both knew it was about the team and not them.

  1. It is only when we humble ourselves that God can raise us up. We have to put ourselves in a position where we can see the bigger picture. Sometimes our ego is so big that we eclipse God’s plan. It’s like standing in front of the projector while other people are trying to see the movie. Sit down! Be humble!
  2. No matter how much we think we know we can always learn something new.  You have to have a teachable spirit. That young man soaked up every lesson Coach Saban gave him so that when the time came he was ready to execute. That’s why we must be ready in season and out of season.
  3. Your time is not God’s time. He waited all year and got thrown in the game at a crucial time. Will you be ready when the coach calls your name? Not if your pouting because your not playing. This is the time to prepare yourself. You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready!


Dear God,

Help me to humble myself so that I can be ready for promotion. I want to be ready for when you need me to step up.  I put myself in a posture of learning. Teach me your way so that I can be a better leader and servant. It’s not my will but your will I want done in my life. The picture you have for my life is so much bigger than I can imagine. I’m going to sit down so I can see the bigger picture.

In Jesus’ Name,