As a boy, Daniel Murphy started playing baseball through the process of elimination. He was too short for basketball, too slow for soccer, and because he didn’t like to get hit, forget about football. Baseball, however, was a game for which he had a gift.
Murphy was drafted by the New York Mets in 2006, and made his Major League debut two years later. The year 2011 was shaping up to be his best season to date. Then it happened. Again.
A knee injury ended his season early for the second time in two years. At first, Murphy understandably felt depressed about his bad luck. Then, God stepped in.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. (James 4:7)
Help me choose Your will, Lord, instead of my own.