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Stepping Stones: Super Bowl Level Importance

Stepping Stones: Super Bowl Level Importance
February 8, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

100 million viewers, $2.8 million for a 30 second commercial, biggest betting day, 1 billion wings, day most pizzas ordered, worst day for domestic violence.

The Super Bowl is an unbelievable event…so much emotion, buildup, expectations. The winner is remembered and revered forever and the loser is branded a choker…forever. Commercials, halftime shows, and plays, players and personalities are seared in our mind or become societal icons.

One Super Bowl a year is enough…could you imagine 2 a year, or one per month, or weekly Super Bowls. We would be overwhelmed, on edge, and paralyzed.

Life is the same way. We have Super Bowl events…getting married, child’s birth, loved one’s passing, first day on the dream job, an affair, grand vacations, kid with a disability, first day of school. We have more playoff game level events and some more events that rank on the very-important-regular-season-game level.

The reality is, 99% of life is either average regular season or even preseason game in level of importance. The problem we have…we react to a lot of our daily events as if it is a Super Bowl or playoff game in importance and impact. These same events, we forget within 1-5 days. We can’t handle the emotional rollercoaster of 6 Super Bowls a year, let alone 3 Super Bowls each day, but many people get so wound up for really trivial events.

One of the phrases I say to patients that they repeat to me years later(even females) saying it really impacted them is, “does that event really rank as the ‘Super Bowl ‘ level importance you are giving it?” It really helps people have a more eternal, Godly perspective about everyday events.

Today, remember, Super Bowl magnitude events are only a several a year for most years. Look at how you react to most minor disruptions and ask yourself, “Self, is this situation really a Super Bowl in magnitude and long term impact?”. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community about your Super Bowl-like responses.

Prayer
Dear Father God, thanks for being sovereign over all things…this truth, and faith in it gives me such peace if most situations. I confess though, that sometimes I over-react to the spiritual warfare and minutiae of the day and blow it into a Super Bowl level of importance. Give me discernment and the Mind of Christ to realize what really is important and what isn’t. I pray this in the name of the greatest ‘Super Bowl’ event of all time, Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection; And all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?
Luke 12:25,26
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:15-17

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