Think life is tough? How will you get through tomorrow? All everything high school football player…all everything Division I football player…special teams standout in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints…NOW, Steve Gleason being fed through an abdominal feeding tube and bound to a chair the remainder of his life because of ALS, takes his family on a trip. Don’t ever stop and let this man’s life inspire you!
We’ve all heard that “practice makes perfect.” If this is true, what are you practicing? Recently I have been challenged by this myself and to take a close look at what I’m actually “practicing.” Whether we intend to or not, most often we find ourselves “practicing” something. Relationships, habits, desires, lifestyles, humility are all examples of things we “practice” without even thinking about it. Last week I was privileged to watch the Chicago Bears in training camp for a couple of days (thanks Brian)! What impressed me was not the speed of the game, the size or strength of the players, but their willingness to “practice” over and over and over again the simple techniques that make them successful. Catching, throwing, running, blocking….all fairly simple things that they practice as part of their routine. What are you practicing today? Maybe better worded, what area in life should you (and I) be practicing today? Even in the simple (routine) parts of life, if we don’t practice well, we may not play well! Just when you think you don’t need to practice, you’ll probably drop the ball!
I believe that the greatest moment of your life is this moment….right now. This tick of the clock…this beat of your heart.
The greatest moment of your life is NOW.
Not because it’s pleasant or happy or easy, but because this moment is the only moment you’ve got. My challenge is to live as though every moment counts and to enjoy the moment I have ….right now!
Matthew 15:13 gives a look at how we should “invest” our lives. Although Jesus is referring to the Pharisees, this scripture can easily be applicable to us. Jesus says, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.” This challenges me to evaluate how much of my life is invested in “earthly” things? Whatever those “things” are, will someday be pulled up by their roots. What area of your life could easily be pulled up by the roots?
Invest in those things that are eternal and the roots will be well grounded!