In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was faced with His own high stakes situation. A tense moment. The fate of humanity rested on his shoulders. If he blew it, well, he blew it. More pronounced is the fact that He had it in His power to flee from the impending arrest, to duck, to kick the can down the road. But he didn’t. He faced the moment. He was cool, calm and collected. He knew He was made for this moment. He knew He was to drink of this cup. He understood that all His preparation led up for a time such as this. He patiently faced His moment and thank God He did for we would not be saved today had he not.
Treat every emergency leisurely. Be cool, calm and collected, especially in tense and high pressure situations. There is a point where having done all you can do, you just have to stand. There is a point where you just have to rely on God who is always with you. A point where you have to trust that the preparation you have put in is enough. This crunch time, this clutch period is nothing but another opportunity for you to do what you’ve been doing routinely for months or years. Yes, the stakes are higher but the process is the same. Tweak it if you must, but this is no time to change the game plan. It is time to execute with excellence. In your life time, you will have at least one of these high stakes situations. Will you be ready?
…and having done all, to stand – Ephesians 6:13