Beyond the Field of Competition

If we truly understood the size and magnitude of God we would fall to our knees in adoration.  The Bible says By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.  (Psalm 33:6)  He spoke, and the heavens came to be.  He breathed, and stars filled the universe.  The prophet Isaiah affirms how magnificent God is when he writes, Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? (Isaiah 40:12)

As an athlete, you don’t play for a small God.  He’s big.  Huge.  Gigantic.  Enormous.  Massive enough to stretch the heavens with the span of his hand, yet intimate enough to listen to your prayers.  This big God takes an interest in the littleness of you.  And through His Son, he’s invited you to play in the ultimate game.

If an invitation from the creator of the universe wasn’t enough motivation, consider the idea that this star breathing, heaven stretching, ocean pouring God will actually remember your decision to play for Him.  The Bible says, For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.  (Hebrews 6:10)

As an athlete who honors God, your legacy has the potential to go far beyond the field of competition.  It can actually extend to the heavens, and be remembered by the Creator himself.