MVP - a coveted acknowledgment for an athlete playing a team sport. The MVP is the player who contributes the most to the game-the player who gives their "all."
My 8 year old softball catcher daughter was named MVP in her game this week - she tagged someone out at home, making the third out and then hit in the winning RBI.
I was so proud of her. She was so excited-a gigantic smile as her coach presented her with the certificate.
But on the drive home, her mind was already on other things - what's for dinner and can I play video games when I'm done with my homework?
A team MVP, while admirable, is short lived-the next game is usually just days away.
But there's one team MVP which carries far more significance and an eternal standing.
I recently came across this MVP definition and reflected on it as I placed my daughter's certificate on our refrigerator door:
M Is for Mission
The "M" in an MVP is for your mission from God. We must base our mission on clear biblical directives.
V Is for Vision
The "V" in an MVP is for your unique God-given vision or dream.
P is for Passion
The "P" stands for your passion.
Are you an MVP on the team that really matters . . . are you helping to recruit others to be?
I know a certain little girl I'm committed to help make it to that team!
Lee Ann Jackson
We Connect. Ministry and Media.