The Ultimate Sacrifice
Life as a Christian is about sacrifice. Christ showed us the ultimate example of sacrifice on the Cross. Nothing we could ever do would compare but we shouldn’t stop trying to sacrifice to help our families, the less fortunate, and advance His kingdom. I am so glad for God’s mercy and grace. Are you?
On our personal journeys as we grow deeper in our faith, we often begin to sacrifice our selfish goals and desires to teach lessons to those we love most. Kind of the same way God teaches us lessons because He loves us. It brings to light: what are we willing to sacrifice for His glory and what are we willing to do to support and love our families? Life is about setting a good example and passing wisdom to our children. It’s about steps we take to improve ourselves and grow closer to God.
I love hearing about the good side of the NFL. In a day and age, where it’s common to hear about NFL players getting arrested, dying, gambling, killing dogs, cheating on their wives, involved in drugs, or other uncompromising situations. (I thought of way too many real life examples there). Yet it’s very uncommon to hear the feel good stories.
Sacrifice in action
Take Ty Warren, defensive lineman from my team – the New England Patriots. He just announced he will be skipping the first round of his team’s voluntary offseason workouts to go back to Texas A&M in order to finish his degree. He is giving up a $250,000 bonus in order to do this while sending a strong message to his three children: “education is important!”
“I try to put the kids in the best educational system possible and I think there is something to be said for their father, who has been blessed to play in the NFL and do something he’s loved to do, going back and finishing what he started. In the big picture, I think it’s important for me to do what I’m doing. I can sacrifice that bonus for that.”
Love that commitment and the sacrifice Ty is making for his family. I don’t know where he stands spiritually, but he sure is sending a great, positive message to his children and children around the world. Additionally, Ty went on to say no matter how much mony he makes he will always work hard:
“I’ve always been a working person. Ask anyone who knows me, I’ve been working and supporting my two siblings and now my own family since I was 13. No matter how much I have in the bank account, I’ll always work.”
Nothing is more important than God, your family, and your education/personal growth. What have you been willing to sacrifice for God and your family? I’d love to hear your story…
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