The Fridge & Faith
I just read this sad story about the wasted life of William “The Fridge” Perry, former star football player with the Chicago Bears:
At one time, his immense talent and bigger-than-life personality had him sitting on top of the world as a Super Bowl champion and a much sought-after celebrity with numerous endorsement deals. Today, he is nearly broke and broken by an inability to conquer his addiction to alcohol. His story is a sad reminder that talent alone doesn’t make you successful in life. It’s talent, character, and accountability.
The Fridge reminds me that we all have inner demons that we battle. I know mine all too well. But, God never designed us to battle them by ourselves. He gave us His Spirit to serve as a Guide and a Guard. And He gave us a desire to live in community with a small group of brothers or sisters who can love us and lift us to fly higher and farther than we ever could alone.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
I am so thankful for the brothers and sisters in my small group. I need them, and they need me. How about you?