The air is somewhat cooler, some of the leaves are changing, but for sports lovers the indication that fall has arrived is the beginning of football season. Everyone is playing—from small children to the NFL. Tailgating, snacking, and parties all bring people together to enjoy rooting for their favorite team. From September to the Super Bowl it’s a way of life for some. At our house, it’s red all the way, Arkansas Razorbacks and Alabama Crimson Tide.
In the game, sometimes the ball is fumbled, intercepted, or field goals are missed. If the team is driven toward their goal they don’t give up. Their prize is possession of the football.
The identity of Christ has been given to us and it’s in our possession. We may fumble in life, but we can’t lose what has been given to us the way a football player can drop the ball. But whispered thoughts tell us otherwise. The opposition’s goal is to make us think we are fighting hopeless battles.
God gives us the ball back when we drop it. He puts our eyes on the goal line and strengthens us as we run for the prize. Living according to the Word doesn’t have to be the struggle we make it sometimes. God has given us a wide open field where the enemy has already been tackled.
It’s up to us to run with the ball and know we have already scored before we even get to the goal line. Our touchdown is to know who we are in Christ and what we already have.
What do you do to remember what Christ has given you?
What are the teams you cheer for during football season?