A disappointing and head-scratching story has been developing this week involving former Wake Forest player, coach, and radio analyst, Tommy Elrod. 

The school confirmed that he “provided or attempted to provide” opponents with game-preparation information since 2014. Despite being an analyst and a graduate of Wake Forest, he was sharing confidential game-plan details with other teams.

What a crazy story! I’m sure they will discover many more details and motives surrounding this controversy, but the news has got to be frustrating for Wake Forest fans.

The teams involved would obviously have an advantage during their preparation. By removing some of the uncertainty, they’d have more confidence to execute their own game plan.

I’m totally against everything that took place with Tommy Elrod, but it opens my eyes to a deeper parallel in our own lives. I believe God is all-knowing and is in control. He designed us and created the world, so He has all of the answers.

Truth is found in Him and many parts of His game plan have been revealed to us through the Bible. He has shown us how to live in this world and has given us a glimpse of what’s to come in eternity.

Although we have opponents, we’ve been given ways to battle the enemy and difficult situations that arise. We can enter the daily fight, fully equipped and prepared because of God’s power in us and His Word available to us.

He has shared with us what we should expect from the opponents. We can embrace this life on earth with confidence because of the clarity that is found in the Bible, and the ongoing understanding God gives to us when we seek Him.

We are told in Joshua 1:8 (ESV), “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

A football team prepares their game plan based on the information they have available, and Tommy Elrod made that a little bit easier for some of their opponents. 

Thankfully, as we live this life as followers of Jesus, we’ve been given more than enough clarity and wisdom through God’s Word to prepare well…and have a game plan that leads to a successful life with Him. I’m Bryce Johnson and you can unpack that!

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I’m so grateful that you’ve provided us the Bible, and that truth is found in Jesus. I pray I would take full advantage of the clarity and wisdom found in your Word, so that I can successfully do Your will. Please continue to show me the way I should go. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.