I love the sports arena. Competition is a thrill. It is the closest thing to the battlefield that most of us guys get to. Yet it is also humorous at times when the testosterone starts flying and the talk begins. Guys puff out their chests and try to intimidate others or just build up their own reps. It is the most hilarious when a guy can’t back it up and gets it put back in his face. (I am mentioning the fellas on this one because we are definitely worse than the ladies on this one.)
I was reading a section from the book Wild At Heart where the author was reminiscing about a bunch of guys behavior when a professional athlete was in their midst. He talked of the bragging and spitting (literally) that were taking place. It was a bunch of overweight, washed-up middle-aged guys – that the author accurately described as “posers.”
He actually said it was the biggest group of posers he had ever seen…outside of church.
This devo is probably should be more accurately called a rebuke. Yet coaches need to do that some times. Therefore I’m not apologizing about it.
I believe many reading this devo are “posers.” We talk a good church game – but do we walk the talk? Remember the old phrase that “talk is cheap”?
Are you actually “in the game” for the Lord or are you standing on the sidelines talking about your “game”? You should be busy about the Lord’s business! I saw it written this way on a sign last night: “Pray with your shoes on.” In other words ther should be some work put to the task.
6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6)
Don’t be a POSER!