In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6
With all the negativity the NFL has received over the past few years, here is one good story that has emerged. And no it’s not about Tim Tebow or Russell Wilson, his name is Jason Worilds. Although he might not be a household name, he has raised eye brows across the entire NFL and beyond.
Jason was scheduled to be a free agent this year, and was expected to get at least a guaranteed 10 million dollars, but he decided to retire at age 27 in the prime of his career to devout his time to his faith. Jason has become a Jehovah Witness and plans on dedicating his time to his denomination.
(Galatians 3:28) “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Just for the record, I’m not a Jehovah Witness and I don’t agree with all there interpretations of the scriptures; however we are all brothers and sisters thru Jesus, so I support him and his fellow witnesses.
How many of us would be willing to walk away from millions of dollars to serve God? Might sound easy to do but if we are being honest in that situation probably would be a hard decision. I have a lot of respect for Jason’s dedication to serve God and walk away from the riches of this world.
(1 Corinthians 10:31) “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Most of us work a secular job, isn’t it harder to do everything for the glory of God when you’re working for corrupted corporations? To serve God truly without interference of this world is a dream come true.
Of course there will be many scoffers in the world that will criticize Jason’s decision and call him a fool. But in the end we are the ones who will have to stand before Jesus on judgment day, all the riches of the world won’t save you only Jesus. I praise Jasons decision and hope that many more including myself can take this bold leap of faith and server our Lord in Jesus name Amen.