College football reminds me of Christianity. When I go to a game, there are fans and there are players. In church I sit by fans and players as well. The fans that I know do not seem nearly as enthused at church as compared to when I see them at football games. They wear the hats, bumper stickers, their emails proclaim their team, and their wardrobe is consumed by their team's logo. However, there are few players in today's churches. God doesn't want fans. He wants players. Today, I put on my uniform. I had on the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the spirit, and the helmet of salvation. I also happened to be wearing a shirt with a team logo.
Man: Are you going to the game today?
Me: No, are you?
Man: You bet. I can't wait.
Me: (Handing him a million dollar bill tract) Here take one of these and upgrade your seats. It's a gospel tract. Do you have a church background?
Man: Yes, I just got out of worship practice.
Me: Really, what do you play?
Man: Drums. I have to go or I will be late. Maybe I will see you…..
Me: In eternity!
The only reason that I was able to begin a spiritual conversation was because I was anticipating the opportunity to share the gospel. My mind was engaged and I was in the game. Let's be Christians that are ready to play. I have my good days and bad days, but every day is game day.