DAY 25

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“So whether you eat and drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)

Each year in professional sports, millions of dollars are spent on individual athletes.  Team owners and managers are eager to do everything possible to protect their investments, and contracts routinely prohibit players from risking injury in off-season recreational activities.  Even touch football or pick-up basketball games are forbidden.

Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, has insisted however, on having a “love of the game” clause in his contract.  It allows him to participate in informal, playground competitions whenever and wherever he wants.

Love of the game!  Michael Jordan has been playing basketball virtually all his life.  He plays nearly a hundred games a year at the most intense level of professional competition.  He earns millions of dollars for his efforts.  Basketball is his job, yet he still wants to be able to go and play basketball whenever, wherever he wants, for the love of the game.  Is it any wonder he is such a success?

REFLECTION:

Anytime you start thinking of work as something you have to do, as opposed to something you get to do, it’s time to reevaluate.  If necessary, ask God to rekindle your dream, refocus your efforts, or redirect your course in life. Do it of the glory of God!

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