Johnny Manziel, aka Johnny Football, won the Heisman Trophy, football’s prestigious award, for a standout year as quarterback for Texas A&M University. He became the first freshman to win beating out Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te’o, and Kansas State quarterback, Collin Klein. What a great story!
“I have been dreaming about this since I was a kid, running around the backyard pretending I was Doug Flutie, throwing Hail Marys to my dad,” Manziel stated.
“I always wanted to be in a fraternity,” Manziel said later, “Now I get to be in the most prestigious one in the entire world.”
Most of us want to be somebody; we desire recognition. Manziel found his through football and will always be remembered, mainly in football circles, because of this award. Although, it doesn’t guarantee success on the NFL level; ask past Heisman winners.
What about you? How will you be remembered at the end of this day, this week and this year? Will it be because of your athletic accomplishments, acute business mind or superior skills which only diminish with age and memory. Or, in how well you love and serve God and others?
“He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” Luke 10:27
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” Colossians 3:23-24
In God’s Forever Fraternity, PJ
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