What will I do with myself now that football season is over?
I’m not the only one to ask myself this question. I hear it a lot this time of the year.
With the Super Bowl complete and a new champion crowned, football is over with for another year.
Wait a minute! Silly me. Today is National Signing Day. Colleges are signing a whole new crop of up and coming stars. At the end of the day, we’ll play another whole game–the game of who won the recruiting battle and why.
And then, not long away is Spring football. Football season isn’t over. It’s only slowed down somewhat.
But really, it is over. What will you do with that extra time you have?
This is a perfect time to look at our choices and how we spend our time.
Let me give you an idea of what I hope to do with my time.
First, I want to make sure the people around me have me. You know what I mean by this. It’s easy to be at home but not to really be at home. We hear what our family says, but we don’t really listen. Today, I want to make the commitment to God to listen–to really listen–and to give my family what they need form me.
Second, I want to commit to hearing what God says to me. Sometimes, I treat God like I treat family. I’m in church, but I’m really not in church. I read the Bible, but I don’t take it to heart. I get the message, but I don’t do the message. James told us how important it is to be doers of the Word and not hearers only.
Third, now that football season is over, I want to see the world around me. We live in a world of hurting people, many of which simply need a kind word and a genuine conversation. This would be a good time to start that practice.
What about you? What will you do now that football season is over?
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