In my last blog, I asked you to consider Grace in Sports - is it possible? Grace allows for the deepest desire of our heart; to be fully seen, known, and loved in a profession defined by measurement. We no longer have to live from the fading glory of our achievements or disappointments but can live from the glory of our original design that now represents us. The voice that many coaches, athletes, and leaders struggle with is one of not measuring up. In a results-driven environment that constantly keeps score, it is easy to forget that growth requires failure. Promoting grace in sports and the freedom to fail will not be a popular belief, but that does not make it any less accurate.
Grace allows us to discover God's measureless love and goodness as we awaken to the mystery of our union and oneness in Christ. In His heart, intimacy and relationships will always trump productivity and accomplishment. Two of the most valuable tools we possess in this journey of being fully seen, known, and loved are our willingness to be transparent and vulnerable.
Measureless love is self-giving, other-centered and unconditional.
2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled faces, looking in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 13:12-13 says,” for now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part. But then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.”