It’s the heart. It’s not the strong arm or the accuracy of a 65% pass completion rate. It’s not the ability to view the field and read the defense. It’s not that Tony Romo holds the Dallas Cowboys team record of the most games with a least 300 passing yards or his 100 million dollar contract. My problem with Romo dawned on me this morning, one day after the Thanksgiving game. The difference between Dax Prescott and Tony Romo is not the stats, their passing mechanics or athletic ability. It’s all about heart.
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ.
Absent heart felt effort, our work lives, family relationships, friendships, worship and ministry are ineffective, unenthusiastic and seldom rewarding. The successes we seek are fleeting and seldom commiserate with the time and work invested. We find ourselves mailing in our contributions, punching a ticket, going through the motions satisfied with mediocre service. We lose sight of the ultimate goal for a Christian disciple, to serve God and please Him, to work for God’s affirmation and not men. The mechanics of what we do are correct but we have no heart. Love them or hate them, right now the Cowboys are playing with heart. When we work with heart in all we do, our reward with be greater than a playoff win, it’s an eternal inheritance. Live with heart.