The young boy sat in the doctor’s office; he loved to play football but not only did he love the game he was good at playing it. The colleges were already talking with him about a full scholarship if he would play for them. The doctor walks into the room the words were “You’ll never play football again.” That was the day his dream died. I’m sure you’ve had dreams die. I sure have; eleven grade in high school I decided what I wanted to do and for two years I made plans to accomplish that goal. But 3 months out of high school I another friend decided we would join the military; the recruiter convinced me as well as my friend this is what we both needed to do; we did. For the next four years my dreams died; it was like hearing you’ll never play again and I didn’t. Now, many years later as I look back over my life I can say I have no regrets. God had a better way for me and it took me off the way I was headed which was my way and not His way. He did that with the Paul, as Paul headed out to cause harm to the Christians of his day.
Act 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
Act 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
Paul’s way, go get those men and women who say they love the Lord, bound them and bring them back to Jerusalem. But something happened on that day; he heard as if the words were said you’ll never play again.
Act 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Act 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And from that day forward Paul’s life was changed for the best. Sometimes we really don’t know what’s best for us or which direction we are to go, but if we will listen to the Lord and follow after Him I assure you we will be far better off. Paul was and so was I and you?