She steps up to the plate…all her hard work, sweat and tears come down to this moment. Will she get a base hit? Will she strike out? Will she do what she knows she’s capable of and send that beautiful yellow ball over the fence? Will she even get a chance to swing? Some people would say that it doesn’t really matter – That it’s just a game. She boldly says to that person, “This is my life.”
God can use His people to achieve the ultimate goal of eternal salvation for every man, woman and child, along with the edification of the brethren, through ALL of our abilities. Not a single talent or gift should be slighted when it comes to Kingdom work. He truly delights in us working hard to achieve our goals. When we give our all for something, we should be working for HIS glory – Not our own. Why do I want to achieve this – Is it for personal gain? Is it to be able to say, “I did it!”? Or is it because I want more people to experience the healing power of Christ Jesus? I want to be able to say earnestly, “He did it!”
She and her sisters won the game…they achieved the goal that they had set out from the very beginning of the season to reach. She gave glory to God. She said to her teammates, “He did it!” She showed true love and compassion to her fans throughout the season. She never forgot about the ones seated behind home plate. She was His hands and feet…His kiss on the cheek. She didn’t just play a game – She was running the race of life. She was a member of the LSU Lady Tigers softball team.
My family has been so blessed by the players and staff of the LSU softball team. My Father and Mother-in-law started the season with y’all – Traveling to tournaments, fellowshipping with the team. When Mike passed away after the Palm Springs tournament, you dedicated your season to him. You guys put his initials on your helmets and in your hearts. Our family is finishing this season, that y’all have played your hearts out in, without him now. But we very much feel the essence of who he was in the midst of every single game. Thank you all for making this so very special for us. We feel like God is loving on us, through y’all, in this season of our lives. It’s not just a game – It’s your life.
From the bottom of our hearts…