by Andrew McQuitty

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Why Your Rookie Season Is So Important (16 of 20)
E. Andrew McQuitty
Acts 9:19-31

If we answer the call to discipleship, where will it lead us? What decisions and partings will it demand? To answer this question we shall have to go to Him, for only He knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ who bids us follow Him, knows the journey's end. But we do know that it will be a road of boundless mercy. Discipleship means joy (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from The Cost of Discipleship). . . . I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him. . . (Paul the Apostle, Phil. 3. 8-9).


Introduction: Why your rookie season is so important When the Superbowl MVP took his lumps Four years ago when the Cowboys were losing and thus tickets were available, I watched the Cowboys play the Los Angeles Rams. It was my first chance to get a look at the Cowboys' new rookie sensation Troy Aikman. Watching him play, you could tell the guy had a strong arm and quick feet. And he needed those quick feet because he was scrambling for his life on almost every play. Once he released the ball just as a blitzing linebacker unloaded on his head. They had to help young Troy off the field after that with a concussion. Dale Hansen's comment was, Welcome to the NFL, Troy! Troy Aikman four years later is world-famous as the quarterback for the back-to-back Cowboy's world championship team. His stats are impressive and his win-record unparalleled. But he would not be where he is today without the lessons of his rookie season. That's when he went 1-15 and spent most of his time getting sacked or throwing interceptions. That's when he got his bell rung and made his mistakes. But that's also when he learned what it would take to be a winner in the NFL. Because of th ...

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