It's Saturday. I'm watching my Indiana Hoosiers (college basketball) play on national TV. And of course it's stressing me out. I find when I'm a big fan of a team whether it's the Hoosiers, Bills or Yankees. I definitely get caught up to the point of visibly distraught. I've gotten better over the years. I find this to be an interesting feeling. It really blows my mind to think that I used to be worse than this. I think I was more vocal previously. That might have been the difference.
I think a lot of the difference in my attitude now, has to do with the realization that other things in life are more important. I used to put so much stock in sports. To the point of my life depending on and gaining value by certain teams and how they preformed. Of course this played out in my own life as well. I play basketball for a couple league teams and when I first started playing in these leagues, I put a lot of value on how well I did and well my team did. It was still fun but my happiness depended on it. That can't be.
My happiness needs to be solely based on my life in Christ and the salvation I have through Him. That's all I need! Some of this is backed up and helped by a good church body. Other Christians willing to keep me accountable as well as call me on things like obsession that could be going wrong in my life.
So I need to question where I am putting my allegiances? Where I am basing my life's value. Are they focused on Christ? If they aren't. I need to refocus!