Believe it or not I played 10 years of football and I enjoyed every minute of it with the exception of three a days! I practiced hard and I played hard, I was always on the move.
I had a deep desire to please the coaches, especially W.D. Strickland. A player always knew when Coach Strickland was pleased with their performance on the field by what he said and did. He’d slap you on the helmet or rump as you walked by and say, “Good Job!” I always wanted to get that slap and hear those words of encouragement!
Now, we as believers are in a different game, called the game of life! We’re not dealing with touchdowns or dropped passes, we’re dealing with souls that need to be saved. When I stand before the Lord in glory I want to hear Him say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”