The stereotype of Christians is that we live boring and dull lives. But boring and dull are about the most inaccurate descriptions of who God is. So why don’t we reflect him rightly?
Because we put on His jersey but we never get in the game. We’re that loud obnoxious, out of shape fan who couldn’t run across the field if his life depended on it. The one who wants the victory without the effort.
The Jesus fan.
Jesus fans take pride in what other people accomplish. They yell and scream for their team. They get mad when someone messes up, they even get in fights with fans from other teams. But they never actually pick up the ball. Because it’s too hard, it hurts.
It’s not their calling.
But the children in the Philippines don’t need Jesus fans, they need His feet, and hands. Your neighbors don’t need Jesus music, books or movies. They need Jesus’ people. To hold them when they hurt, lift them when they fall, and lead them to the Hope.
It’s a daily battle for me to fight the Jesus Fan mentality. But by spending time with Him (my Coach) daily, even if it’s 2 minutes, I’m inspired to serve my team and fight for those who are needy and hurting.
It’s time to get out of the bleachers and get in the game.
What is one small thing you can do today to get in the game?
FYI – I’m hard at work putting together the groups for the Maximize Your Mornings Challenge and I hope to have things all ready by next Tuesday. I may be a bit slow to respond to email/social media until then. Thanks for your patience. Also? I love the thought that next week there will be Bibles open and lights flickering in the early morning hours in over 1,700 homes around the world. Game changers. That’s what you are.Leave a Comment