Wholeheartedly Serving the Lord Christ
“And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord. and not for men — knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
Try outs happen when there are too many players on a team. Tryouts are one way of determining who really wants to be on the team because it allows these same players to audition for the team. During try outs, the coaches want you to do your very best in order that you can make the team. Usually, when you try out for a team you have to make it through three cuts. If you are successful, then you are automatically on the team. But there’s a catch.
When you are selected through the process of try outs, you have to pay money to play on this team. The money is nominal but it should be noted that being good at a game doesn’t come without its penalty. In hockey, the first two try outs are mostly focussed on stick handling and shooting. And of course, a lot of skating. After the first cut is made you will probably play a scrimmage so the coaches can see you in action and how you perform under pressure. After the second cut, you mostly skate and skate and skate the whole try out. Both of these provide the coaches with an idea of the kind of player they can expect to get.
The third try out however, is the most important. In this, the player is required to complete a goal. If the player does, then they are on the team. All this serves two purposes. Players who want to be on a team will work hard to achieve success. Those who do not want to be on a team do not have to work hard. It’s kind of like a weeding out process. For Christians who believe in Jesus by faith, and seek His righteousness, the latter is not an option. We are supposed to do good in whatever we do — doing heartily as to the Lord and not men. Why? Because the reward of the inheritance goes beyond selection on a hockey team. It is a way of serving our Lord Christ.