Posted on: November 1, 2011 1:59 am

Still Not Good Enough For God

Cam Newton is impressive. He has a great attitude, wonderful stats, a dazzling smile and a warm personality. He's also so rich it makes us jealous. Admit it, friends. But something is missing. Somehow, Cam Newton still cannot win. For some reason, what he is doing is not good enough even though he's basically been a great football player. The truth is he cannot win enough games yet. Now, I know what you will say: "That is not necessarily his fault" as if he doesn't make his share of mistakes on and off the field. The truth is what is good enough for the world is not truly good enough.

We have to live for the win. The only way we can win is if we win for God. A lot of Christians talk about "some reward in Heaven we cannot see". And it's true. We cannot see that great Heavenly reward. But even all that is not good enough.

Right here on Earth, we can get our wins right now. We can have a relationship with God.

Is that worth it? Let me put it this way: If you had an opportunity to be in the Pre-Game Huddle with your favorite football team for free, would you jump up and down with them? What if they wanted you to be with them the whole season? What if you could have a SuperBowl Ring? What if they wanted you to play in the SuperBowl?

Who wouldn't get excited about all of that? Now, go back and think about just that Pre-Game Huddle. You can have that with God right now. A chance at just the relationship. Even if there is no SuperBowl, the excitement of thinking of the World as being Created just because it is all Loved by its creator and then having a relationship with the Creator is more exciting than any SuperBowl ring.

Too many times, we focus on how excited we are about watching people and we are pleased with so much less. The truth is we were made to be so much more than some fan on the sideline. But it does take some serious effort. It starts by acknowledging that you need a God to give you purpose for that love. Just like Cam Newton is not good enough. Neither is the world. It takes so much more to get the win.
Category: NFL
Posted on: September 26, 2009 2:52 pm

What Have You done for me lately?

It seems like that question is asked to quickly in today's computer commercial empire NFL. I mean look at John Fox. Already people want his head and the guy has never been a bad coach. He just had a twelve and four season last year and fans want the Panthers to look at Bill Cowher who couldn't win a Superbowl in Pittsburgh until over a decade of head coaching. Fans after that same impressive twelve and four season want the Panthers to fire Jake Delhomme for....nobody.
Then you get the Dallas Cowboys who can't win without Tony Romo. At least that was the case last year. The guy led the offense to put up thirty points on the New York Giants after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the fans want his head already claiming he sucks and this and that. It's only been two weeks people. Some guys get trapped in slumps. In fact...everybody does.

How long do you have to be patient with a guy and how lately back do you have to look to ask the question that everybody demands? The whole crap of "it's not personal it's just business". You're talking about People's jobs. You're harrassing them over how much they get paid. Then you resort to namecalling and passionate cheering and some even get violent at some of the games. How is this not personal?
Category: NFL
Posted on: August 17, 2009 8:31 am

Controversy sells but it doesn't inspire

Michael Vick. Adam Jones. Donte Stallworth. Julius Peppers. Holdouts. Sellouts. Wipeouts. What's honestly the big deal about wasting talent on money? We look at it more from the angle of wasting money on talent too often. But guys get sucked in to a dangerous catastrophe of controversy and fear over what? They get complacent. They get bored. The hype is not enough. We don't understand why the hype was not enough. Because we need more. Something is royally missing in our lives. The money. The attention. It's not good enough. As a fan, they're not good enough for us. We call it out on stats or games. But the reality is is we're really disappointed that they fall short of inspiring us. Now comes the convicting part. Who have you inspired lately?

Category: NFL
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