Sometimes, to encourage and motivate a church or a christian, you tell them to come down off the spectator stand and come back onto the field of play! Yet, there’s a small slither of land that’s just outside the limelight and away from the camera lenses that we ignore to our detriment- it’s called “The Bench.
No great player or sporting star has spent all of there time on the field scoring and setting up goals- they’ve alternated between field and bench, bench and field.
Just because you’re not on the field doesn’t mean you’re not part of the team. Always remember though, you’re not on the shelf, you’re on the bench- that season between play where God reinvents, refreshes and restores you for the next big season of destiny!