JOHN 10:10 "I HAVE COME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MAY HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY."
In many ways, life is like a football game. In times of abundant living, when everything is going your way, you gain a few yards and make a touchdown. But equally as certain there are times when you lose a few yards or you are tackled on the way to your goal. So how do you prepare yourself for life's ups and downs? You get out God's Playbook and see what His game plan is for you. Aubrey Johnson points out that a coach, including our heavenly Coach, "can draw up perfect plays, put them in a book for you, and remind you to do your homework, but he cannot study and practice for you." That's where strategy comes in.
Using a football field analogy, Johnson identifies 10 strategies for Christian growth - things such as commitment, discipline and perseverance - to help you gain yardage on reaching your goal. Once you've figured out your strengths and weaknesses as a player on God's team, you begin the task of following the strategies presented in your playbook for living the abundant life.