In football a “huddle” is used to tell players what the next play will be. Imagine such a huddle of two—a seasoned coach, the apostle Paul, and a young player, timid Timothy. Perhaps with his arm affectionately around young Timothy’s shoulders, the aged Paul tells his protégé exactly how to handle the battles he’s encountering in ministry (1 Timothy 1:18-19):
maintaining a hold on “faith”
clinging tightly to your faith
refusing to give in to temptation
living out your faith with a clear conscience
Huddle with God and find out the game plan. Heed His wisdom and instruction. And when you fumble or drop the ball (and you will!), God has given you the way back to His plan: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins” (1 John 1:9). Accept God’s forgiveness and grace—and get back into the game!
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Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:
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