As the great NBA theologian Allen Iverson once said in a press conference,
“I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice.”
Okay, so maybe he’s not a theologian, but the former NBA star points to a reality that is true for nearly everybody – practice isn’t as much fun as the game!
Too many people think that to follow Jesus Christ, they have to wait on the sidelines until they have all of their life in order. They believe they have to wait until they understand the Bible and have read through the entire thing before they can do what He says to do.
I believe the time to do what Jesus is asking is today. This Challenge is for you, whether you have been firm in your faith for decades, you’ve just come to faith in Jesus Christ, or you’re wrestling with this whole God thing for the first time.
No matter where you’re starting, doing the words of Jesus will help you find the life you were made for. I believe few things stretch our faith more than actually getting involved and doing the things God is asking us to do. When we feel unequipped and unprepared (which you will feel at times in this Challenge), God will use those moments to give, shape, and form your faith.
This Challenge is for anybody and everybody. Young and old. Men and women. Churched and unchurched. New Christian, life-long Christian, non-Christian. It’s for anybody who’s looking for something more in life.