As many of you know, I enjoy playing the exciting game of fantasy football. I’m actually in three leagues this year and, well, something pretty strange happened this year.
You see, all three leagues have finished the regular season and all three leagues had the same player as the regular season champion. Since I’m the only one who plays in all three leagues, that would be me!
Making this more “incredible” is that I haven’t really been paying attention to the NFL season, since the only games I watched were over Thanksgiving (and I really wasn’t watching them too closely).
I’m not trying to brag about how good I did (I am especially not seeking to jinx myself in the playoffs...or, rather “out” of the playoffs). But, speaking of the playoffs, having the best regular season in the league doesn’t mean anything if you don’t win in the league playoffs.
Yes, I’m kind of excited that I had a combined record of 32 wins and 9 losses in all three leagues. But that’s really not important. What is important is the playoffs...what will my record be after this week’s games.
So if I’m not bragging, what is my point? Simply this...Jesus asks an important question in Matthew 16:26, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?”
You can win all the “games” in this life (houses, cars, toys, etc.) but none of that really matters. What matters is how you do in the “playoffs” (you know, after your regular life ends).
It’s really not that important to me if I win in fantasy football. Who am I kidding, yes it is! But it is not nearly as important as what I am doing right now to ensure that I “win” when this life ends.
Jesus has already won and He has given us a play book (for example look at Matthew25:31-46). If we follow His example, then we will be victorious in the most important playoffs!