Giving Up the NFL to Follow Christ

Chris Norman was ranked as high as third best linebacker in the country. The NFL was the next step in his future. But all that changed, because of the glory of Christ.

Does Chris’s decision shock you? Would you be willing to give up a life of fame, celebrity, and material success if Jesus asked you to take a different path?

Are you interested in where Chris is now? Read his article, “Why I Said No to the NFL,” where he deals with the following questions:

  • Did I have to quit football?
  • How did I know this is what God wanted?
  • Did I ever question my decision?
  • My prayer for you, the reader

“Football is a game that is filled with passion, intensity, and effort. Football can be a safe haven that propels character development in young men. And football is a gift from God that has been graciously given for millions upon millions of people to enjoy… I wanted to obey, which is the real drive under it all. By God’s grace, I have been saved. Therefore, I make it my aim to please him because it’s in his will that I will find the most rest, comfort, and joy. As I searched my heart, read my Bible, listened to counselors, and watched God work in my life, I became convinced the field he wanted me on was no longer the gridiron.”

Read the rest of “Why I Said No to the NFL” at Desiring God→

About blund

Brian J. Lund is minister of Word & Sacrament at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. You can follow him at his website or @BrianJLund.
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