Sunday, September 18, 2011

Life is a Team Sport

This weekend I traveled to San Antonio and Austin to watch my son play soccer for the Texas Tech club team. I was reminded of the saying, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Unfortunately, in soccer it usually is all about whether you win or lose regardless of how you play the game.
As Christians, we already know that in the end we win, but how we play the game is still important. Each of us has a calling and God-given purpose. Part of playing the game of life is finding God’s purpose for our lives. Just like soccer, knowing our position is important. But there is a lot more that goes into the game of soccer than what happens in an hour and a half on the field. There are hours of practice and conditioning, a steadfast commitment, and support of fellow teammates. It is a team sport. What is done in preparation as well as in the game affects every teammate.
Life is the same. Whatever our individual calling, life is still a team sport. Our practice and conditioning, showing up on time, and supporting our teammates affects how we play in life. It influences how we fulfill the calling we have which makes an impact on our teammates.
Life is a team sport; and while we know we win in the end, it’s still important how we play the game.

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