“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
Ever heard of a player named Enrique Hernandez? Most probably haven’t heard of him unless you’re a Dodger fan. He’s not an All Star nor did he play in the CWS. But last year he hit over 300 and played 6 different positions. He’s from Puerto Rico and was drafted out of high school in 2009. He made his major league debut in 2014 and he’s only 24 years old.
So for 5 years he survived in minor league baseball and has become one of the best utility players in the MLB. There aren’t many guys out there that can fill so many roles at that high of level. People say that he’s very popular and is a fun element of the dugout. He even dressed in a banana costume one game last year while he was on a 15 day IR.
The utility player has been around forever in the MLB. With injuries, contract issues and starters needing rest, the utility payer serves an important role. He just wants to play and is talented enough to do whatever the team need for the game. He serves his team and his teammates. Does he want to be a normal position player? Sure he does, but he has the heart, drive and passion to do whatever it takes each day. He knows that things take care of themselves if he gives everything he’s got and remains selfless to others.
What if we approached every day, every practice and every game as a utility player? I’m gonna bust my tail to do whatever it takes to get it done, to get in the game, to put my team above my position or status? What if every day we approached serving God in the same way? What’s the difference? Think about it, aren’t we all called to fill different roles in this world for God’s glory and in building His kingdom?
PRAYER: God, what do you want me to do today? Help me see your plan for me this day. Amen