Increase Devotional: Andrew McCutchen

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For years, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder, Andrew McCutchen let his baseball career define who he was. But with the ups and downs of his baseball performance, Andrew found himself on a never-ending emotional rollercoaster. He was desperate for a solid foundation.

“We all listen to outside voices to help define us,” Andrew says, “That’s a normal thing for people to do.”

In 2013 Andrew found himself on his knees, desperate to find a greater definition for his life. He found that in Jesus Christ.

“I think God created us for someone or something on the outside to define us on the inside,” he continues.

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” – 1 John 3.1

It took a time in Andrew’s life when he felt like he was at the end of his rope for him to seek God’s guidance and plan for his life. After acknowledging that God’s plan is greater than his own, he found a new peace and joy in his life that would last no matter what happened on the field.

“I’d begin to allow Him to define me,” remembers Andrew with noticeable relief, “to direct me, and to guide me in the way everlasting. And it’s been quite a ride since then!”

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”  – Colossians 2.9-10

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