Hittin in the Sweet Spot!

Oct 26th, 2012

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Hittin in the Sweet Spot!

Let’s talk sweet spots for a minute. Every baseball bat has one. Tennis rackets do too. Golf clubs as well. For those of you who aren’t athletically inclined, the sweet spot could be defined as the “point or area” of which it makes most effective contact with the ball. I think humans have a sweet spot too. 

 

Independence, determination and grit are all honorable qualities to possess. Hard work pays tremendous dividends spiritually, physically, and mentally. But, I believe, beyond our human capabilities God has given each of us a “sweet spot” to tap into. I’d define this sweet spot as a precise place where our talents/abilities and obediance are in a “perfect line” with His will.

 

Today, I had one of those sweet spot experiences, where the resulting experience was such a “homerun” that I knew no effort I could exert on my own could be so effective. Have you had those moments with God? Aren’t they absolutely incredible? 

My question to you, and the question I pondered this afternoon is– how, do we as Christians, begin to live less in the efforts produced by our own abilities, and more and more in the overwhelming power found in our “unique sweet spot?”

 

I came up with a small list to reflect on (based on baseball):

 

  1. Don’t swing at every pitch. In baseball, hitting the ball in the sweet spot of the bat requires the right pitch. Not every opportunity that comes your way is a good fit for you! Each of us has a strike zone that is specific to our personality mix, spiritual giftedness, and life experiences. Learn which “pitches” or oppertunities should be considered part of your unique zone so you don’t waste precious time/energy/resources going after every ball. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  2. Keep your eye on the ball. It’s easier to lose focus then you think! When opportunities come it’s easy to swing blindly or to be distracted by others. Keep your eye on the ball. Know the goal, and focus efforts on being all that God has you be regardless of what others on the “field” are doing around you. (Phillipians 3:14-15)
  3. Swing like you mean it! When God places an opportunity in your life that is the right pitch, keep your eye on the ball….and swing! Trust that God is orchestrating that sweet spot connection for you, and give it 110%. Hold nothing back! You’ll never see the tremendous power of the sweet spot if you are holding a reserve of effort for a different pitch. (1 Corintians 10:31)

 

In conclusion, connecting your swing with the bats sweet-spot takes practice. It takes intentional effort. Timing. Patience. Waiting. But, as I was reminded today, when that ball connects, watching it fly is worth every bit of the discipline and effort!

 

DISCUSSION 6 Comments

  1. Karen Larrabee October 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

    ….And with the Spirit of God behind it…it flies with such ease. WAY TO GO GIRL!!! POWERFUL!!!!

  2. Sharon October 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you for continuing to share your experiences and your heart. Just want you to know it’s making a difference.

    • christina October 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Sharon for the words of encouragement! I hope to never write “just to write” but rather, what God would speak to my heart…so glad others are encouraged by it!

  3. Diane Roark October 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I just found you from CSAHM and look forward to receiving your new posts. I am also a Christian blogger at http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com Blessings, Diane Roark

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