I used to be an avid chess player. I still have in my office, my Dad’s old chess set that he learned to play on 90 years ago. In my greatest athletic achievement, I won my high school chess championship with a record of 50 wins, and 0 losses. Then I played the champions from the other high schools in Houston. Again, I went undefeated. I once played a NASA scientist in chess, two out of three games. I won in two straight.
The thing I enjoyed about chess was the strategic planning it required. I was really good at chess because I could plan five or six moves ahead.
In college, I made the mistake of playing a grandmaster. He was always ten moves ahead in his mind. I probably don’t need to tell you who won.
God is the great Grandmaster. He knows your next move before you even make it. And he is orchestrating the game so that you’ll win. “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Recovery Step: Trust the Grandmaster. He knows what he’s doing.