“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” -- Romans 12:2


Abby was on cloud nine. As a freshman, she had just made the varsity girls’ soccer team.

She played hard during that freshman year, but when tryouts came at the beginning of her sophomore year, she assumed that she was guaranteed a spot on the team and put very little effort into what she was doing. As a result, Abby was cut from the team.

Abby’s story has a clear parallel with our Christian walk. So many times, we become complacent and feel that because we’ve accepted Christ, we’ve done our job. It’s easy to just sit in FCA or in our youth groups, but what really matters is how we are pushing ourselves to become better Christians.

In Revelation 3:15-16, God tells us:

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth.”

Halfway doesn’t cut it with God. We have a world to save. We can’t afford to be complacent!

  • What do you need to do today to allow God to light a fire in your heart?
  • How can you apply that fire to how you train and compete?

“Lord, place in my heart an unquenchable fire for You. Please renew my mind and heart each day as I spend time with You and read Your Word. Amen.”