Today, let us reflect on God's view of Tom Brady, our hope, and how we can change and stay changed.
God's view on Tom Brady
Many of us admire Tom Brady's success as a football player. He has won seven Super Bowl titles and is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. However, let us remember that God's view of success differs from the world's. 1 Samuel 16:7 says, "For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." Therefore, while Tom Brady's accomplishments on the field are impressive, his heart truly matters to God.
Our hope as Christians rests not in earthly accomplishments but in Jesus Christ. Romans 5:2 says, "Through him, we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God." Our hope is not in our abilities or successes but in the grace and glory of God. Remember that our true success is found in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
How do I change?
If we desire to change, we must first recognize our need for change. Next, we must acknowledge our sinfulness and our need for a Savior. Romans 3:23 tells us, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Once we recognize our need for change, we must ask God for His help. Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do everything through him who strengthens me." We cannot change on our own, but through the strength and power of God, we can be transformed.
How do I stay changed?
Staying changed requires daily surrender to God and His will. We must continue to seek God through prayer and reading His Word. James 1:22 tells us, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." As we apply God's Word to our lives, we will experience lasting change. We must also surround ourselves with other believers who will encourage and hold us accountable.
In conclusion, let us remember that God's view of success differs from the world's. Our hope is found in Jesus Christ, and if we desire to change and stay changed, we must turn to Him and seek His help. May we always remember that our true success is in our relationship with God and His glory. Amen.