Life is a series of occasional victories and a whole lot of mistakes. Cleaning up from those mistakes usually feels anything but glorious. But if you’re walking out of a mess with your head held high and your eyes set on God’s will, then you’re moving on to better things and that, indeed, is glorious. You have to have faith to know that God sees it that way too.
When you’re on the bench, you get some much needed rest. You can watch the team play, and assess how you would do things differently and better. You can come up with a strategy for when it’s finally your turn to get in the game. And if you look around, you might meet some pretty awesome people who are also benched.