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“I love you guy so much. You can accomplish anything in life if you’re willing to work for it.”
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— Saints Gameday (@SaintsGameday) October 9, 2018
That was the message Drew Brees gave to his sons in the middle of Monday Night Football last week. We all watched as he broke the all-time NFL passing record with that amazing touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith. The Who Dat Nation cheered, our quarterback celebrated with his teammates, and then rushed to the sidelines to share that sweet sentiment with his family.
Now, I know the NFL technically “paused” the game momentarily to allow for recognition of this momentous occasion, but it struck me that Drew Brees still kinda had a LOT going on in that moment (you know, the cheers of a crowd 70,000 strong, not to mention an entire second half of a nationally televised prime time football game to play, etc.), yet he still paused to share those words and that moment with his family.
Our lives may not come with the pressure of Monday Night Football, but they do come with a lot of noise. Maybe not the noise of thousands of cheering fans, but the noise of busyness, bills, grocery lists, job interviews, parent-teacher conferences, homework, etc. etc. (I feel like I could go on forever here, because those to-do lists of life sure do, but I’ll stop there.)
How do you deal with the pressure, busyness and the noise of life? Do you get overwhelmed? Panic? Honk at drivers on I-10? Yes. At times, YES to all of the above. But, wouldn’t it be great if we could stay focused on our family (our Heavenly Father, to be exact) in the midst of the craziness of life? God knows every detail of all that’s going on in any given moment. And He’s there, looking at us, His children, saying, “I love you guys so much!”
It’s hard to be still when there is so much to be done. It’s hard to focus when our task list keeps growing. But Psalm 46:10 says, “Be STILL and know that I am God.” So, the next time life gets “noisy,” can we try to be still and turn our eyes off of the chaos and on to Jesus? I’m going to do my best to work toward that goal. After all, we can accomplish anything that way, right? 😉