Signing Autographs

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23

Last month I had the opportunity to hear Michael Mckenry of the Pirates share about his faith. He shared an experience he had when he was in Florida for a players conference.

He was signing autographs for fans when Josh Hamilton, of the Texas Rangers, came over and tapped him on the shoulder. He said that Josh Hamilton is a pretty big guy so as he turned around and saw him, he was a little intimidated. Hamilton looked at him, looked down at a ball he was signing, looked back up at him and said, “Put a scripture on that ball son, it’s not about you!” 


McKenry learned an important lesson that day. He now signs everything with his favorite scripture: Colossians 3:23: Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

He went on to say that one of the challenges in playing professional sports is remembering who you play for. He said, “I constantly need to remind myself that I am not just playing for the Pirates, I am not just playing for Clint Hurdle, I am playing for Christ.”

I think that is a great reminder for all us. No matter what you do, where you work, or what the platform God has given you, you are there for one purpose: to point people to God.

Thoughts?

 

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