The sacrifice you desire is a [broken spirit]. You will not reject a [broken] and [repentant] heart, O God.
If you’re involved in athletics, you know there are times in life as a player, coach or assistant coach that you’ve been on teams with players (or coaches) who are consumed with themselves. It’s generally all about them. What they want. What they need. What they desire. What pleases them. Team last – self first. Those types of teams and individuals will ultimately fail.
However, in the verse above God is looking for just the opposite. He is looking for men and women who admit their failures and weaknesses. He is looking for individuals who admit they are broken and who do not have it all together. He is looking for men and women who have a broken and repentant heart. It is then that He can begin to do something in and through their lives. He will never reject that type of heart!
God is looking for people who have a broken heart rather than a hard, calloused prideful heart. When you find a broken heart, you find a person who can be filled with the heart of God, and when a person has God’s heart, they will line up with God’s mission in this world.
Be that kind of person!
Be Worth Being,
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 38 years, and currently serves as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall), and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga.
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