Scripture for today: II Corinthians 5:17
Change. It can be tough but the rewards are great. I’m an LSU fan so, let me use LSU as an example. I promise there is a spiritual lesson here… 🙂
Recently, LSU won the national championship in football. They went undefeated and Joe Burrow, their quarterback, won the Heisman Trophy. Some have said they are the best team in history. Someone who doesn’t normally follow college football could have watched the game and assumed LSU had been playing like that for years. But those of us who have followed for years, know differently.
Just four or five years ago, LSU was a grind-it-out offensive style team. They were known for running the ball. They had trouble developing good quarterbacks. So, they ran the ball. And they ran the ball. and they ran the ball. You could just about predict the first play of a game – it would be a toss-dive. LSU seemed to be stuck in the past on offense.
But they got a new Coach, Ed Orgeron, and he decided to change the offense. He recruited a young man, Joe Burrow, a grad transfer from Ohio State, to be his QB. He hired a young Coach, Joe Brady, to be the passing game coordinator and this year LSU averaged 40 points a game with the new offense. This was the same team who, in the past, was known for a grind-it-out style of play – three yards and a cloud of dust. Now, that same team is throwing the ball all over the field and they are national champions.
LSU is national champions because they were willing to change. And the change worked.
There is a national champion in you. You are unique but maybe God wants you to make some changes. Maybe you are resisting. God wants to make you a national champion if you are willing to change some things.
The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold, all is new.” (II Cor. 5:17).
God made us. We have our own DNA. No one else is like us and God wants to make us national champions.
Someone has said, “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
Gregg Potts is a writer and minister in Bartow County.