Miroslav Klose in an Interview stated that „scoring goals is the most important thing in soccer.“
Soccer players know that the most important thing for them is scoring goals. Now, what would your answer be if I asked you what the most important thing in your life is? Take some time now, and think about it carefully. It’s important to know and evaluate where your priorities are.
The Bible unmistakably tells us that God, our creator, wants to be not only at the center of our lives but the paper that our lives are written on. The foundation of everything. The Ten Commandments clearly show us that a true relationship with God is the most important thing. He gives true meaning to our lives, for we are specifically created to have a relationship with him. Jesus told us in John 14:6 that he is the way, the truth and the life, and the only way to get to the father is through him. Our goal should be to get to our father, and Jesus has blasted open that door for us. However, we have to chose to walk through it.
On the other hand, soccer players goals are to score, and that’s why they spend so many hour training to be the best they can be. They train to have endurance, focus, and work successfully together as a team. We as Christians can learn a thing or two from these athletes. We need to also train so we have endurance, even when it gets tough and we feel exhausted, to focus, and not get distracted by the crowds, to learn how to work together as a community to honor God. Our training may look different but it is just as important and through Jesus, through intentional time with God, we can train ourselves and grow stronger.
So let me ask you again, what is the most important thing in your life and how are you training for it?
I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.Philippians 3, 18
What priority does God have in your life?
Weekly text: Isaiah 45:3-7