Monday, September 7, 2015

The Fantasy Draft of Life

It is that time of year again... FOOTBALL!!!!!!  That's right it's back, tailgating, jerseys, non stop games on Saturdays, and of course my Virginia Tech Hokies.  This time of year also brings on the  crazy, exciting, frustrating, and extremely fun practice of the Fantasy Draft. 

For those of you that do not know about this, the fantasy draft is when you join a group of people to pick a team of NFL or even college players that you will follow and work with throughout the season while competing against the other people in your group.  These teams are often chosen through the process of the fantasy draft where each person gets to choose a player each round of the draft. 

These players are chosen by their skill level and where they rank according to different "experts".  The first round is where the best players are chosen whereas the fifteenth round lends itself to players with significantly less skill.  Players are chosen until each person's roster is filled. 

Although it is a lot of fun, there are so many factors in play, from injuries to not living up to expectations.  It can be very frustrating when you think you have picked the perfect team but it doesn't pan out the way you expected it to. 

I believe that God has a continuous fantasy draft going on where each day he decides to add to his team.  The difference between God's fantasy draft and my NFL draft is that God creates his players.  He creates players that have different skills and passions that allow them to take on different jobs, hobbies, and the world.  He gives each of his players the tools to preform but he also gives them free will which allows them to make choices based on their likes and dislikes and their current situations.

You see God's draft isn't in any particular order because honestly, he drafts each and everyone one of his players with the first pick.  In his eyes we are all equal, we are all loved, and we are all created in his image.  Although we may all look, talk, and act differently, we are all the number one pick in the eyes of God.  We are all the best player on the team. 

We are all drafted number 1 in the fantasy league of life, now it is up to us to go out into the world and show God why he drafted us number 1.   


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