Giving credit where it’s due
Lately several readers who know I’m a Georgia Bulldog fan have sent me ROLL TIDE! Salutations as they cheer on their University of Alabama football team. Unfortunately for them they got trounced last night 44-16 just like my beloved DAWGS got trounced out of the playoffs a couple of weeks ago. Sounds like Karma to me. As I read the reviews, I came across several articles about Clemson freshman sensation quarterback Trevor Lawrence where he made it clear that he doesn’t care as much about football as he does about Jesus.
He stated: “Football is important to me, obviously, but it’s not my life; it’s not like the biggest thing in my life, I would say my faith is,” the 6’5” 215-pound Heisman runner-up said in a postgame interview. “That just comes from knowing who I am outside of (football). No matter how big the situation is, it’s not going to define me. I put my identity in what Christ says and who He thinks I am and who He says I am. So really, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what people think about me or how good they think I play or whatever.”
As his Clemson team headed into a national championship as an underdog to Alabama, Lawrence didn’t seem in awe of mighty Bama or anxious. His latest tweet prior to the game reflected his attitude: “Just think about the privilege it is to have a Lord like ours. Imagine the mercy and grace it takes to offer us this life with Him. In all of our disgusting sin and how we’ve betrayed Him, He STILL pursues us. If He has done that, I’ll live this life for Him. There’s nothing that compares.”
Well said Trevor! Maybe that will help soothe the bruised egos of the Roll Tide fans until next year. (Not) – I’m so proud of this young man to acknowledge Jesus on his newly acquired national platform.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.