It's 6:45 pm on a Sunday night, and I just watched a devastating overtime loss by my Green Bay Packers to the Seattle Seahawks. The game was full of intensity. Both teams fighting to the end. And then... it was over, the Packers were defeated, and I sat here in disbelief. Only to have this thought...

We lost... but I still love my Green Bay Packers. We lost... but I still take pride in the Green and Gold. We lost... but I'm still a Packer Backer.

I could have chosen this route:

We lost... the Green Bay Packers suck. We lost... I'm done with Green and Gold. We lost... I give up on the Pack.

But... my roots are deep. They started generations back with my Grandpa, passed down to my dad, and then to me. They have suffered droughts and storms, but they always make it through.

How many times in life do we suffer agonizing defeat? How many times have you had faith a situation will work out, only to be devastated by the result?

Social media was trending, today, with what I like to call "Bandwagoners".

People who dislike the Packers, so therefore, they like any team that plays the Packers, and, furthermore, any team that beats the Packers. They could care less about the team all season long, but the second they play the Packers in the post-season, they're a die-hard fan. A "Bandwagoner".

But wait... if the Seahawks had lost... then what? They'd be neutral. They wouldn't have cared either way, because they really weren't a fan of either team.

Are you a Jesus Bandwagoner?

Think about it. When things look good... when the odds are in favor of having Faith... when happiness is all around... we trust God, we love God, we're God's #1 fan!

However... what about when we suffer a loss? Feel defeated? Sad, hurt, or angry? We're quick to turn away from God, and take a neutral stance.. if asked where our loyalty stands? Not in God, because we didn't "win".

Are your roots deep? Do you build upon the seed that was planted when you were young? Do you take Pride in being a believer? Would your roots withstand droughts or storms?

When you lose... is God still great? When you lose... do you still have Faith? When you lose... do you praise His name?

Or... are you a Bandwagoner?

It's 6:45 pm on a Sunday night, and I just watched a devastating overtime loss by my Green Bay Packers to the Seattle Seahawks. The game was full of intensity. Both teams fighting to the end. And then... it was over, the Packers were defeated, and I sat here in disbelief. Only to have this thought...

We lost... but I still love my Green Bay Packers. We lost... but I still take pride in the Green and Gold. We lost... but I'm still a Packer Backer.

I could have chosen this route:

We lost... the Green Bay Packers suck. We lost... I'm done with Green and Gold. We lost... I give up on the Pack.

But... my roots are deep. They started generations back with my Grandpa, passed down to my dad, and then to me. They have suffered droughts and storms, but they always make it through.

How many times in life do we suffer agonizing defeat? How many times have you had faith a situation will work out, only to be devastated by the result?

Social media was trending, today, with what I like to call "Bandwagoners".

People who dislike the Packers, so therefore, they like any team that plays the Packers, and, furthermore, any team that beats the Packers. They could care less about the team all season long, but the second they play the Packers in the post-season, they're a die-hard fan. A "Bandwagoner".

But wait... if the Seahawks had lost... then what? They'd be neutral. They wouldn't have cared either way, because they really weren't a fan of either team.

Are you a Jesus Bandwagoner?

Think about it. When things look good... when the odds are in favor of having Faith... when happiness is all around... we trust God, we love God, we're God's #1 fan!

However... what about when we suffer a loss? Feel defeated? Sad, hurt, or angry? We're quick to turn away from God, and take a neutral stance.. if asked where our loyalty stands? Not in God, because we didn't "win".

Are your roots deep? Do you build upon the seed that was planted when you were young? Do you take Pride in being a believer? Would your roots withstand droughts or storms?

When you lose... is God still great? When you lose... do you still have Faith? When you lose... do you praise His name?

Or... are you a Bandwagoner?