Aaron RogersExcellence is never achieved without discipline and endurance. So Paul continues his prayer for us in Colossians 1:11. He writes, “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy…” Aaron Rogers testimony is a great example for believers everywhere. One news article reported the following about him: I’ll give it exactly as it appeared with only the spaces eliminated.

ARLINGTON, Texas (BP)–NFL experts and newspaper headline writers have been quick to label Green Bay starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers the “Leader of the Pack.” Something about 4,712 yards passing and 34 touchdowns, and leading the Packers to the verge of their first Super Bowl title in more than a decade will do that for you. But Rodgers made it clear in Tuesday’s jam-packed Super Bowl XLV Media Day he only wants to be a leader of God’s pack when it comes to influencing others to see his faith in Jesus Christ. “We all have a platform, we all have a message in our lives,” Rodgers told Baptist Press and a worldwide media turnout, which ringed his individual interview area. “I just try to follow Jesus’ example, leading by example.” During his six years with the Packers, his career has seen enough twists and turns, dead ends and detours to test anyone’s faith. An expected top 10 draft choice, he lasted until the end of the first round for reasons he never understood. He stood on the sidelines for three seasons while Packers quarterback Brett Favre went through his yearly will-he-or-won’t-he retirement routine as Packers QB. Finally given a chance to start three years ago, he has matured into one of the top quarterbacks in the league, but not forgetting his past, present and future in Christ. “God always has a plan for us, a path. Sometimes we wish we knew it sooner,” Rodgers said with a bit of a laugh, “but He always shows us His way.”

Excellence is a great platform from which to share one’s faith. It doesn’t have to be on the football field or in the spotlight. It can be in whatever we do! That’s why Paul exhorts us “whatever you do” do it as unto the Lord, because “it is Christ Jesus you’re serving.” Booker T. Washington said, “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”


“…if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8