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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 2, 2019

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life — not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace.” — 2 Timothy 1:9

Flourishing in Our Role 

The New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick have built one of the greatest dynasties in NFL history. Their motto is simple yet powerful: Do your job.

One of the keys to the Patriots’ success is that every player on the roster understands and embraces his role. Everyone stays focused on their specific assignment, which allows New England to be the most detailed-oriented team in football. Players know what is expected of them and don’t try to do too much. 

God gave us the roles we have in life for a reason. The jobs we have and people we interact with are not there by coincidence. We are called to faithfully fulfill the roles we’ve been assigned, honoring God in the process. No matter what we’re doing, we can approach tasks with enthusiasm and embrace them as part of God’s plan for us. 

As humans, we have a tendency to look ahead to the next step — the big promotion, starting a family, or whatever it might be. When we concentrate too much on the future, we’re not as focused on the present. God wants us to be fully invested in the things we are doing right now!

We can look at every day as an opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ by joyfully performing our roles to the best of our ability.

Joshua Doering

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