The game of chess is so beyond me, so I do not even try to play it. It takes strategical focus that I just do not have. The objective is to place the king in checkmate. You on one side, your opponent on the other staring intensely as the other attacks and counterattacks. You set the pieces on the board in their “assigned” places. You take your hand and you move your piece in a spot where the best outcome is for you. Each piece, no matter size or ability to move, is important and powerful. This is how I see life. The Earth is the chess board. The people are the game pieces. God is the player moving each piece where He can acquire victory.
The game pieces in chess are unable to question why the player has moved it in a particular space. Although we are able to question God when he places us in a particular space, why would we do so? I am far from innocent when it comes to not questioning God. It is part of our humanness to do so. We, as humans, always need to know “why?”. Not asking that “why” question is to be trusting in God’s love and knowledge of us. He knows our abilities before we do. He put us together just the way He wanted in our mothers’ wombs.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
Since God put us together in the wombs of our mothers, does it not seem logical that He knows how we work, think, feel, and operate? He places us in spaces that we are uncomfortable with sometimes. Those places seem risky and unknown. He puts us there for His reasons. Trusting Him is all we can do when we feel unsure, unknowing, and fearful. God moves us with His own hands in the places he knows we will prosper. It is up to us to fulfill that duty. God will keep all of His promises as has been done since “In the beginning”. God’s opponent on a daily basis is Satan. Satan wants us to move in rebellious, impure, unloving ways. Satan places us in dangerous positions on the game board and tempts us to make reckless decisions. God makes His move against Satan at the right time.
“At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.”[ Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6
God knows the “game”. God understands how each of us can move and in what direction. God places us right where he wants us at the exact right time. Have faith in God and in where He places you. The goal of God? His goal is to be able to blatantly proclaim “CHECKMATE!” against Satan. Bobby Fischer has nothing on God.