Mike Ditka (1939 – ) is one of the greatest coaches in the NFL. He coached the famed Chicago Bears in the mid 80’s and carried them to 6 division titles and three trips to the NFC championship. In 1986 his team beat the Patriots in the Superbowl. He later coached at New Orleans and is one of only two men to win Superbowls as a player, and assistant coach and as a head coach. He knows something about winning.
Ditka’s words of wisdom follow:
“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.”
This has application for the Christian but we have to be very careful. We are not and never will be worthy of redemption in and of ourselves. It’s just not possible. But at the same time, we are not unimportant worms. What does it say about you that God loved you so much that he “gave his only begotten son” for you (John 3:16).
What does it say about how Jesus views you when he says that no one has greater love for his friends “that someone lay down his life” for them (John 3:13)?
Once we see just how important we are to God, we will begin to draw closer and closer, without fear, to the one and only Savior.