What is your dream job? Near the top of my list would be team chaplain for the Tennessee Titans. Do the Titans have a team chaplain? I really have no idea. But if they do and the call…let’s just say I would have some discerning to do! A lot of people dream of being involved in the NFL. Some people dream of playing, some people dream of coaching, and some people even dream in being a team chaplain! That is why I was surprised to read this morning that Rocky Seto was stepping down.
If you are asking who Rocky Seto is, you are not alone. I had never heard of him before this morning. He is the assistant head of the Seattle Seahawks. At 40 years old, he is a young couch with a team that is always competitive. His entire career is ahead of him. So why would he step down? It turns out he is stepping down to enter the ministry. He is walking away from an extremely well paying job that many people dreamed of, because he couldn’t ignore Christ’s call any longer.
This story raises two questions that we should all ask ourselves. The first question is, “What are we willing to sacrifice for Christ?” What would we give up for our faith? What would we give up to serve Christ? Christ sacrificed himself on our behalf and history is filled with those who have sacrificed for Christ. People have sacrificed careers, families, wealth, friends, time, and even their lives. What are you willing to sacrifice for God?
The second question this story raises is, “What is God calling us to in our lives?” I don’t think God calls all of us to professionally ministry, but God does have a calling for each one of us. What is it that God is saying to you? What is God calling you to do?
It is important that when we answer these questions, we are honest with ourselves. By answering these questions we see where our faith is, we see what our faith means to us.
Luke 5:9-11 “For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.”