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Who Do You PlayFor?

One of my favorite sayings as a coach is that you play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back. The story behind this is that traditionally, the name of your school is on the front of the jersey and your last name is on the back of the jersey. As a coach, we hope our players are playing to represent their school and their community during the contest, and not just playing for their own glory. This question can be asked of Christians as well.

I know we do not wear a uniform around each day with the name of our church or even our Savior on it each day. But we do belong on God’s team. People in the community and in our workplaces know where we attend church and if they don’t, they should at least know that we are a Christian.

Can we take a step back and ask ourselves this question: At any point in the day, if we were seen by someone would they know we are on God’s team? Or would they just think that we are another person of this world who is living for themselves because that is what we are all about “US”.

Our life style, our words, and even the way that we react to situations can be a huge testimony to people, and reveal to them who’s team we are on. I don’t ask you today who’s team are you on, because we should all be on God’s team, but are you living for the name on the front of your jersey- “God” or the name on the back- “YOU”?

Colossians 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

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