Living Life Through God’s Ability

In the baseball game of life, it's sometimes hard to step up to the plate. Seth Dahl wants you to know any pitch God throws is well within your strike zone.

Living Life Through God’s Ability

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In the baseball game of life, it's sometimes hard to step up to the plate. Seth Dahl wants you to know any pitch God throws is well within your strike zone.


Three-year-olds can’t play professional baseball, but ask Seth Dahl and he’ll show you how his son can hit every ball thrown his way.

What Seth will also be sure to tell you is that this isn’t about his son’s talent; it’s about his own ability to know where to throw the ball so that his son can hit it.

“He wasn’t really that good at hitting, but fortunately for him, I was good at pitching,” Seth explains. “Now [my son] didn’t know this, but he wasn’t hitting the ball according to his ability to swing…but according to my ability to pitch.”

What does this teach us about God? Everything.

In detailing the excitement of his son and how Seth would go out of his way to gather the family to watch him hit the ball, Seth paints an image of God as our father—as the One who knows what we’re good at (and also, not so good at) yet wants to celebrate us even still.

“God throws things our way so we can hit them and He can celebrate us,” Seth points out. “We’re all taking a swing at life and He’s setting us up to hit it out of the park. He’s setting us up for success.”

Not based on our ability, but because of God working through us. Sound familiar?

“That’s where grace comes in. We get to do this,” Seth encourages, talking about life.

Is there an area in your life where you’ve been working by your own ability? What would it feel like to exchange your striving for God’s enabling? Watch the rest of Seth’s advice in the video above.


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