Professional status in sports is very difficult to attain and then maintain. Very few aspiring athletes make the cut and then last very long. There are some athletes like Peyton Manning or Brett Favre who have been playing football for many years and make it look like anyone who tried hard could make the cut and then last as long as they wanted. But that is not true.
Any one who makes the professionals may be cut for a number of reasons. They may have a permanent injury, civilian conviction, or their talent just could not be maintained. They will not find themselves in the league the next year.
Yet, if you are a genuine Christian, you do not need to be concerned about being cut. Paul stated, “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” (Eph. 2:19 NKJ) Once you are in God’s family, you cannot be “cut.” However, there is another concern!
Every Christian was brought into God’s family for the purpose of Divine good works. As Paul wrote, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10 NKJ) If God prepared these beforehand, then we best be pursuing God’s will and serving in ways that glorify the Lord and honor Him with good works. Paul declared that we should be zealous for them, “…who [the Lord Jesus] gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (Tit 2:14 NKJ)
If you are a Christian, you won’t be cut from the team (God’s family), but will you receive the rewards and blessing God has designed for you? Do you have the right priorities? May you receive the blessings