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The BCS National Championship game was on January 10th of this year. Auburn and Oregon were the two teams battling it out, with Auburn emerging as champion. My son B.J. is a 2005 Auburn graduate so he and his wife went to the game with two of our church members. To say this was a good game would be an understatement. It went right down to the wire.
Regardless of whether you pull for either of these teams one thing is certain, they both worked hard throughout the season to win each game.
In a few weeks, another championship game will be played. It will be the Super Bowl featuring the Packers and the Steelers. Yet again you will see two groups of players who have worked hard all season to become champions.
Although it’s fun to watch our favorite teams compete, champions aren’t only reserved for football players. You and I can have a championship season in our own lives. 2011 is a year for you to start fresh! God already has great plans for you this year. He says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The question is, do you believe it’s going to be a championship year for you? As you hit the ground running in 2011, plan for the best. Like all of these teams you should work as hard as you can with everything you’ve got. It may not be without challenges, but that’s ok because champions fight all the way to the end. I want to encourage you to set your sights high and keep pressing on. With the right determination you can be a champion in 2011!
I wish you all the best this year in your spiritual and personal life!