What does it take to become a Super Bowl champion?
A Super Bowl champion will exhibits 5 specific traits.
The team that has the greatest desire,
The team that is the most disciplined,
The team that has the most determination,
The team that is willing to practice self-denial,
The team that possesses the greatest distinction and character.
That team, whoever it may be, will win the Super Bowl!
Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers, and the winning coach of Super Bowl I, stated in a speech called "What it takes to be number 1":"Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. Every time a football player goes to play his trade he’s got to play from the ground up-from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play."
Vince Lombardi said, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
Let’s make it our goal to be a “Super Bowl Christian” using the same traits as the Super Bowl champ will show in the Super Bowl this year.
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- Hebrews 12:1-2 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we pray that we would be the Super Bowl Christian that you want each of us to be. In Jesus’ name, amen.