Athlete, You Are Significant

Ephesians 1:11 says "In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will."

Athlete, in Christ, you are significant.  I don't know about you, but that statement can seem too good to be true sometimes.  Have you struggled with feeling like you're insignificant?  Maybe you lost your starting spot.  Or maybe you've been injured and you are trying to figure out your place on the team because you can't fully contribute.  Or how about when you just got into college or transferred from another school and you were trying to find your place.

Are you coming to the end of the season or maybe even your career and are asking the question "what now?"  Does the uncertainty cause you to question your significance?

Why is it so easy to put our significance in the things that we do that produce praise by others?  Why do we listen to others say that we are significant only if we do something vs being significant by who we are and more importantly, whose we are?

Ephesians 1:11 declares that in Christ, we were chosen to be God's people.  God already planned for us to be his people.  He had designed for us to be part of his overall purpose, which gives you purpose.

You had a purpose in this world before you were even born.  This should make you feel secure.  You are part of a bigger purpose than just being a starter or having a spot on the team.  In the big picture of life, you don't need to worry about the amount of playing time you get or what results you produce.  Yes, you should play your best and play with an audience of one, but at the end of the day, you are significant because you are in Christ, not because of what you do.

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