Let’s Kick It!

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater

 Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Yesterday, I decided to sit and watch the majority of the Broncos/Steelers football game, mainly because my mom was at Mile High Stadium taking in all the excitement live.  She hearts Tebow big time and like most mothers, she is convinced that he and my youngest sister Abby would be a match made it heaven!  

Believe it or not, I don’t typically sit to watch a football game in its entirety…although it did help that we flipped to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during commercials.  We’re just so diplomatic!  During this particular game, beyond Tebow being awesome, I was particularly struck by the kicker. 

Kickers are pretty fascinating—on the one hand, it doesn’t look like they do that much.  I mean, they’re not the ones calling plays, catching balls, scoring touchdowns, intercepting, or making tackles.  They pretty much have one job: kick the ball through those two poles at the end of the field. 

But,  kickers. win. football. games.  Often, it comes down to one final kick.  The pressure mounts and the hopes of both teams rest on one little kick.   

He might only have one job, but it’s an extremely important one.  A role that he practices, perfects, and makes sure that when the team needs him, he’s ready to perform.

Sometimes, our roles and gifts might seem simple to us, but each one of us has an important role to play—student, mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister, employee, volunteer.  One that through prayer, we can practice, perfect, and excel in.  It may seem simple to us, or we may easily tire of it, but when push comes to shove, there’s someone who needs us and we need to be ready to be excellent.

You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything.
1 Corinthians 12: 27-28 (MSG)