I could not believe my eyes last night. It was a classic David vs Goliath match-up. The undefeated, number one ranked Trojans of USC and the 1-2 Oregon State Beavers. Nobody gave Oregon State a chance in this one. Well, nobody but Oregon State. The final score [27-21] gave Oregon State one of this biggest upsets in school history, not to mention throwing this seasons rankings for a loop.
This teaches us an important lesson in life…never count anyone out. They may be an underdog, but anything is possible!
Paul even says something similar in 1 Corinthians 1:
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let those who boast boast in the Lord.” [TNIV]
Now, I am not saying that God was rooting for Oregon State…I don’t think God cares about who wins a football game. But how often do we feel like we have nothing to offer? How often do we assume we can’t do something, or that we just aren’t good enough? God has always used the weak, the foolish, the “not good enough’s” to change history!
How do you respond when the odds are stacked against you? Do you count yourself out? Do you dig in and give it your best? How do you respond when you are the David in the story, not the Goliath?
Have a great weekend!