September 3, 2010

I Am Second: Colt McCoy

For me.. I’m successful in this life because I have Jesus Christ living inside of me.

For me.. I don’t think God necessarily cares about wins and losses.. for me at Texas. I think He believes about my faith and what am I doing to make sure that I come and live in Heaven with Him some day and who am I bringing with me.

I feel like God has raised me. He’s made me the man that I am and He’s put me where He wants me.. and that’s at the University of Texas playing quarterback.

I want to win football games worse than anyone that you know. I’m a competitor. I want to win. When I’m on the field that’s the most important thing to me. What I can do to be the best that I can be to help my team win. And afterward.. I know that I played that game for God.

Having a personal relationship with Christ is probably the biggest decision that any of us will make. It goes deeper than going to church.. just acting like a Christian.

If one of my team mates comes up to me and asks me, “Hey man how do I get to heaven?” I think that.. that is a huge open door of opportunity to sit down and open up The Word and Pray with them and say, “Look man anybody can get to heaven. All you gotta do is have Christ living inside of you.” That’s what I strive to get across to all my teammates.

God is Love. God is Awesome and He’s there for you. You need Him right now more than any other time in your life. Because it’s right now. It’s not in the future. It’s not in the past. It’s right now.

Guys who decide that.. “you know what.. it’s not for me right now.. some day when I’m done with this and I’m done having fun.. I’m gonna pray to God.. He’s gonna forgive me and I’m gonna get back on track..” That’s not the attitude that we were called to have. We were called to be followers of Christ.

I’m definitely not perfect. I have my ups and downs. I make mistakes. But at the same time.. nobody is. Jesus Christ is the only man who was perfect on this earth and he’s the only man who will ever be perfect.

I don’t want you to remember me as the guy who made great plays on the football field.. or as the guy who made a great pass for a winning touch down.. who made this great drive at the end of a game. I want you to remember me because I was here for you. I want you to remember me because we sat down and had bible studies together.. and you came to know Christ better.

When I think of Jesus Christ.. I think of a warrior.. but I also think of a servant.. and that’s what I strive to be.

I’m Colt McCoy and I am second.

January 2010

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