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Tuesday Rambling 1.13.14 – Jesus and Ohio State

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I don’t want to be the guy who over-spiritualizes everything. So, after writing a title like “Jesus and Ohio State” I might have some explaining to do.

Just because I don’t like to over-spiritualize doesn’t mean I don’t think. So, as I ramble today, I’ll keep with the topic of similarities I find between my faith in Jesus and the incredible run Ohio State just made.

Ready. Set. Ramble.

  • Coach Meyer said he thought the Buckeyes were a year away from winning a championship.
  • Sometimes God tells you you’re ready BEFORE you feel ready. Many Bible characters had this issue.
  • Stop listening to what people say about you.
  • Ohio State, if they listened to their critics, would have quit after the second game of the season.
  • How many times do you lose the drive to do or try something only because someone said you couldn’t?
  • Perseverance matters. It’s also a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). Any champion will tell you that their season ends after everyone else’s, their bodies go through more, and the pressure mounts. Any champion will also tell you it’s worth it.
  • You can lose with humility and integrity. From the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback to the fans who attended the game, I have heard nothing to describe them but the class they showed.
  • Think outside the box and take a risk. The decision to change to a playoff format showed (long overdue) courage among the sport’s leaders. More money helped, of course.
  • Ohio State played in the game only because someone decided to make a change to a format that had existed for years. If the format had never changed, Ohio State simply would have missed the opportunity.
  • God calls us to take risks sometimes for the kingdom.

Anything you would add to this list?

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