We Need To Get Our Heads In The Game!

We Need To Get Our Head In The Game

I am a Cornhusker fan. A loyal, lifelong, Cornhusker fan. For those of you who follow college football, you know that is a hard thing to say these days. Twice in my life, I remember the Nebraska Cornhuskers playing at a level that would rival the NFL (as evidenced by the fact that half the senior class went into the NFL each year). In between the dynasty, years were years of struggle. And today, struggle is spelled STRUGGLE!

As a loyal lifelong Cornhusker fan, I believe they will eventually turn things around, though I am beginning to wonder if that will happen before I leave this world.

Why is it that this once amazing team finds itself with losing seasons? If you watch the games, you will be impressed with their speed, conditioning, and talent. They have the ingredients. But they are near the top of the league in penalties and mental mistakes. Everyone who follows them knows they need to get their heads into the game.

I belong to the King. I am a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven, and I am stationed here in this world for a reason (the same reason you are if you also belong to the King). I am here to implore those who are not reconciled to God to turn to Him, and to make disciples of Jesus.

This is why the Church is here. Historically, there have been times when we have been faithful and have seen many come to the Lord and become faithful disciples. We have literally seen the world changed by the gospel.

But we don’t seem to be seeing that now. I believe the reason is simple. Like the Cornhuskers, we need to get our heads in the game.

I am on Facebook with hundreds of people—the vast majority of whom call themselves Christian, and I believe they are. But when I hear these people talk or see posts on Facebook, I feel like I am watching Nebraska play. We just don’t seem to have our heads in the game.

What will happen when we talk about Jesus more than we talk about politics?

What will happen when we build bridges with people we don’t agree with so we can share the gospel, instead of telling them how stupid they are because they disagree with us?

What will happen when growing in Christ—and seeing others grow in Christ—becomes more important than making and keeping money?

What will happen when people see that our priority is being faithful to Jesus instead of being comfortable, secure, and powerful in this world?

What will happen when we don’t see people as part of some group defined by skin, behavior, or culture, and instead see people for whom Jesus died?

Discipleship is about having our head in the game—about making what is important to Jesus the thing that is important to us. The King is faithful. It is time we were too. We need to get our heads in the game!

Know Jesus and Be Faithful!

 

2 Comments

  1. Jeff Henson on April 8, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    I needed this, this morning!

  2. Jeff Henson on April 8, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    I am trying to teach SS class about Spiritual Disciplines and the above tied in to what I am trying to teach!

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