Bears’ John St. Clair ‘got serious about God’
Source: Beyond The Ultimate
The following is told by Chicago Bears Offensive Lineman John St. Clair. St. Clair talks about how he got serious about God.
“Do you know where you’d go if you died tonight?”
Just imagine: One minute I’m in the St. Louis Rams’ locker room celebrating with my teammates after we beat Philadelphia for the NFC Championship, and the next thing I know this reporter is asking me about my eternal destiny —on live radio! I fumbled through my answer, but afterwards it really made me think. Perhaps it was time I got serious about God.
I had grown up in a Christian home, but I had never taken God all that seriously. I believed in him—enough to know that I should be afraid of him—but I had never made him the foundation for my life. For me, football was everything. I didn’t have time for God.
“Perhaps it was time I got serious about God.”
After that night, however, things began to change. I started praying all the time—before every game, before every snap, even when I was on the bench. That made a huge difference in my life, especially when things weren’t going my way.
I’m still afraid of God today, but it’s a healthy fear, one that comes from knowing He is the most powerful being in the universe. Knowing this, I don’t need to be afraid of anything else—including the question of where I will go after I die—because I know I will go to be with Him.