Three weeks ago, I explained how mobility and athleticism can be a liability for an NFL quarterback. My argument is that mobility is often a crutch that prevents quarterbacks from developing more important skills like accuracy and pocket awareness. The opposite is also true. That is, a quarterback’s immobility is an asset if his immobility forces him to improve his accuracy and pocket awareness. These arguments about mobility only make sense if we look at mobility as a piece of the bigger picture. We must evaluate mobility in terms of what is most important, and this principle is also true outside of football.
Two weeks ago we looked at how for heaven to exist and for us to obtain salvation, we need our hearts to be fundamentally transformed. Last week we looked at how God transforms us through the cross, but that we still need God to perfect this transformation. This transformation (both the initiation and the perfection of it) is what is most important for us – much like accuracy for an NFL quarterback. Anything that hinders this transformation becomes a liability, and anything that promotes this transformation becomes an asset.