I’m a huge sports fan and with the absence of sports (thanks Corona), the docuseries “The Last Dance” gave me some sense of comfort. Jordan was, by far, one of the best clutch players in NBA history. The players and coaches relied on Jordan to do the impossible and most of the time he did. But what does it mean to be clutch? The dictionary describes it as “occurring in a critical situation in which the outcome of a game or competition is at stake”. So who is the greatest clutch player ever? Well, I will say, it’s Jesus. He is the most reliable player with the best trick shot ever. Here are three ways my Savior is clutch.
- He’s the clutch player on the team. Jesus is the one person you need to have on your team. Why? Because he can NEVER fail. He does everything in his timing and everything he does is perfect. When trouble comes, we shouldn’t worry or panic because we know that all things work together for good (Romans 8:28). We know Jesus will always make that half-court shot with 3 seconds left – we just need to have faith and believe in Him.
- His name is clutch. The name of Jesus is powerful. His name is above all names and every knee will bow at it (Phil. 2:9-10). Demons believe and tremble at the name of Jesus (Mark 1:21-26). And your situation has to change when you call His name. But some people like to call on other names and rely on fallible people. The rule is: people will fail you, Jesus will not. Let me be clear: the name of Jesus is not a magic wand you wave at your problem. The same power in Him is in us when we have faith and utilize prayer (Colossians 3:17)
- He’s clutch in the ring. Ali, Tyson, and Mayweather are all great boxers but one person will knock them out. The Undefeated, Undisputed Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Jesus, would destroy anyone that steps in the boxing ring with him. Psalms 46 talks about a battle happening and in verse 10 it states “Be still and know that I am God!” Sometimes we get in our own way when it comes to battles. We try to fight them ourselves and not find strength in Him. It’s like having that selfish tag-team partner that wants to do everything. It’s you, you’re the partner. Jesus is saying, “Tag me! I can handle it!” because He got those hands! Let Jesus handle it so you can stop worrying and get some rest tonight. Remember, He has NEVA lost a battle and NEVA will.
There are so many reasons why Jesus is the best clutch player ever. If this post resonated with you, I will encourage you to get into a good Bible-based church to learn more about Him. If you are constantly worrying about things out of your control or wondering how to “be still” in your situation, Purposeful Counseling is a great Christian based counseling resource. Learn more about services and the owner here.
Be blessed and take care.