It is almost Super Bowl time and I was thinking of a football post to do and then I felt that I should write about sidelining God. Too often, we only want God when we want Him, not any other times. That often means we try to do things our way, instead of His. Doing that we are sidelining God.
The sidelines are the white or colored lines which mark the outer boundaries of a sports field, running parallel to each other and perpendicular to the goal lines. The sidelines are also where the coaching staff and players out of play operate during a game.WikiPedia
When we put God on the sidelines, we are putting Him out of play. We are saying that we don’t need Him. That is far from the truth, we always need Him. Every hour we need him. Just like the old hymn lyrics … I need thee, every hour I need thee.
You can say we sideline God when we don’t put Him first. When we put other things before Him.