Resiliency Rule 10 - Live For A Purpose Greater Than Yourself

Philippians 2:3
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. She hit her first home run, which cleared the center field fence.

But it looked like the shortest of dreams-come-true when she missed first base, started back to tag it, and collapsed with a knee injury.

She crawled back to first but could do no more. The first base coach said she would be called out if her teammates tried to help her. Or, the umpire said, a pinch-runner could be called in, and the homer would count as just a single.

The opposing team Central Washington first baseman Mallory Holtman, the all-time home run leader in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, asked the umpire if she and her teammates could help Tucholsky.

See what happens when athletes live for a purpose greater then yourself!

As I watched this video I could not help but be reminded that Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us so that we could touch all the bases and go to our heavenly home.  Hebrews 10:10 says “... we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."

Praise be to God for sending His son Jesus for us.  Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for the sin of the world and raising victorious from the grave. Thank you that now I am made holy not because of what I have done, but because Jesus you paid it all.  My response now... “Live for a purpose greater than myself... Live a life to honor my king and savior Jesus Christ!


Jon Goodman