It was the first day of boys basketball practice, and The Coach handed a ball to each player.

“Boys,” he said, “I want you to practice shooting from the spots you might expect to be playing during the game.” One of the boys immediately sat down on the bench and began shoot the ball toward the basket from there.

You might say that boy didn’t expect to get to play much.  I suppose he was just trying to get a laugh out of his teammates, but, there are some people who sit the bench because that is where they have gotten used to being. They never strive for much more than that – because they don’t believe in themselves enough to put in the extra effort and practice to change their status.  Because of that, they will always sit the bench.

Truth is, most people want someone to believe in them, to make them feel like they can accomplish something big in their life. Too many people leave their greatest potential behind. There is a special position that God has for all those who are in Christ, but we will never discover it as long as we watch safely from the sideline. We need to put action to our faith and get involved in greater things!