This is Andrew Anderson. He is one of the best bowlers on the planet. He has won gold medals, championships galore and recently, he took home the big prize as he won the USBC Masters PBA Tour title. He is incredible.
This dude is so fast with a bowling ball that all of his pictures are blurry. Okay, not really, but he is the real deal and he is fantastic.
He is 22 two years old; my oldest daughters age.
He was a senior in high school winning championships when Kelly was a senior.
Here’s the kicker. Andrew Anderson graduated from Holly High School, class of 2013, with my daughter Kelly in the small town we live in.
That’s pretty cool. When most people see this kind of talent and it comes from your hometown, you really want to celebrate that. I am like most people, so let me stop this Tip right now to say: Andrew, congratulations! The people here in Holly are very proud of you. Look me up next time your home and I’ll treat to dinner at Leo’s.
All right, so how does this tie into my Faith Tip this week. Here it is. I think there is something inside of us humans that wants to do something great with our lives. When we see people do extraordinary things we want to be like that in some way.
God wants us to be great too. And He said this is how you do it. If you want to be on the top, humble yourself all the way to the bottom and serve the people in your life.
Do you want to be first? Let everyone else go in front of you and be the last. Do you want to live life to the fullest? Then die every day to yourself and let my Son Jesus Christ live through you. I am not kidding when I say this is the greatest way to live.
God truly blesses this kind of living.
Do something great with your life. Be known in your hometown as the one who puts God and people first and cares for those around you.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20: 25-28
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. I John 3:16