It might as well have been handwriting on the wall. Jason knew what it meant. His playing days for Green Bay were over. An ominous message appeared beneath Jason Brookins’ name on a television monitor. It said, “Turn in your playbook.”

The Green Bay Packers’ running back read the message and thought it meant the team didn’t want him anymore. In a huff, Jason turned off his cell phone, jumped in his car, and drove off. He was halfway to Mississippi before he found out that his perception was wrong.

By requesting Jason’s playbook, the Green Bay Packers just wanted to give him the next series of plays for practice and the following game. They had no intention of releasing him. Brookins had temporarily lost touch with reality.

It’s easy for us to get out of touch with reality. Christians must “stay in touch” for the following reasons.

  1. We want to accomplish what God wants us to accomplish.
  2. The devil is the master of tricks and deception.
  3. When people have a faulty view of reality, they often misdiagnose situations and overreact. Therefore it is imperative that Christians keep level heads so we can be beacons of truth and light amidst the world’s confusion.

The world has questions. You must be equipped with answers from God’s Word. Stay in touch by filling your mind with its truth today.

If you don’t learn and know your truths, you cannot speak them. . . . Tell your truths to yourself, and then to the others. The truth really will set you free! — Unknown Author

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.