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Like the NFL, There’s No ‘Offseason’ in a Christian’s Life

In addition to writing for the Campus Post, I also write for a handful of websites covering the Denver Broncos football team.  Since the Super Bowl concluded, I have continued to write my assigned pieces and other articles that I compose from scratch on a weekly basis.

My roommates (that's you, Tyler!) have often asked me what I am furiously typing about in my room at night, to which I reply, "I'm writing about the Broncos for [such-in-such] website."  Then comes the question that drives me up the wall:  "What's there to write about in the offseason?"

When it comes to the NFL, there is no offseason!  There's the combine in February, then free agency in March, and finally, the draft in April.  Between January and April, expectations for the upcoming season are based upon the players, coaches and executives that teams gain and lose in the offseason.

After all of that, training camp practice sessions start in June and run through August before preseason begins in September.

So, really, there is no offseason in the NFL.  There's always something to write about.  If there was no reporting or articles written in the offseason, Broncos fans wouldn't have known until the first game of the regular season that free agent quarterback Peyton Manning signed with Denver last March.

Similarly, there should be no 'offseason' in our Christian walks.  Here at Pensacola Christian College, we are held to a certain standard of expectations for our behavior, appearance, and testimony.

During Christmas and summer breaks, when not even at PCC, we should hold ourselves to a high standard to maintain a good testimony for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

"We beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more," Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:1.

Remember, others are always watching us—including the unsaved.  Are you being a good testimony for Christ on-campus, off-campus, and everywhere in-between?

And unbelievers are not the only ones observing us.

Proverbs 15:3 reads, "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."  We have an obligation to be a good Christian example for Christ at all times—like the NFL, there is no offseason for Christians.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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