I enjoy listening to numerous podcasts during my workouts. Recently, I was listening to Jamie Munro (JM3 Lacrosse podcast) as he had a conversation with college coaches about recruiting athletes. One of the coaches shared that even if he watches an entire game of a player’s worst performance, he can still find the player for which he is looking. In essence – he can locate the player he wants, even if he watches him play on his worst day. This coach made the point that when aspiring athletes are playing their worst in front of a coach they are attempting to impress, they shouldn’t worry, because, with a trained eye, the coach knows the player he wants.
As someone who is outspoken about my Christian faith, I immediately asked myself, “Would people be able to tell that I’m a Christian, even on my worst day?” I desire that people would see Christ in me, regardless of what type of day I’m having. A great question to ask ourselves is: “If people saw me on my worst day, would they see Christ in me?”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I strive to live a life of gratitude and one marked with continual Thanksgiving each day. I hope that even on the days where circumstances do not unfold as I wish, and I face adversity, that God can still see me living a life that continually gives thanks. I am certain that is His desire for my life and all who may read this!
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
More information can be found at FCA.org.