Huskers for Christ – Mat May

Nebraska Cornhusker Football Mathew May
The Nebraska FCA uses the term “maxout” to remind Christian athletes to give their best effort in competition to glorify the Lord.  It’s based on Colossians 3:23, which teaches that Christians should compete with all their heart.

I also learned in our FCA study that having the right goal is something that pleases God and produces the character of Jesus Christ.  I have found that many goals fall far short of God’s ultimate goal.  Once I understood that God’s goal of us becoming like Christ never depends upon circumstances, I was able to more clearly focus on maximizing my talent for the Lord.  That’s what we call “maxing out” in FCA.

My motivation for playing sports is based on Romans 12:1.  This verse inspires me to play my best because of the mercy God has shown me by Jesus Christ’s death on the cross in payment for my sins.

Favorite verse: Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”

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