Well the world series is over and that marks the end of the 2012 baseball season... and I missed it... all of it. I didn't see one pitch, one hit or a single stolen base. Why? Has baseball lost it's luster, no. Am I turned off by high salaries, outrageous ticket prices, drug use by players or some other scandal, nope. So why? Why did I miss the entire season?
A little over a year ago I was moved when I saw the ending scene from 'Courageous'. In it the main character says, 'You can't fall asleep at the wheel only to wake up one day and realize that your job or your hobbies have no eternal value.'
I've always been amazed that guys can hoot and holler when their team
scores (talk about no eternal value) but when it comes to eternal
things we are reserved and 'churchey'.
Some baseball games where removed from our menu when we eliminated DISH (or cable etc) from our home. Rather quickly our tv watching habits changed... we watch TV less and when we did it was (and is) on our schedule.
The sports nut in me reasoned that with how I keep up with the game that I would at least sit down and watch baseball when it got to the play-offs... nope. Well surely the world series... nope. The love of the game is still there but that desire is gone.
The Bible says to seek the things of God and He will give you everything else you need (the desires of your heart)... not what you want, but need. The choice to do that is not hard, but it is Courageous.