Baltimore Orioles First baseman Chris Davis says his journey in baseball has taught him some important lessons about life. Davis was originally called up to the big leagues by the Texas Rangers in September, 2010. The Rangers went to the World Series that year, but since Davis was not hitting well, he was not on the post-season roster. He was traded to Baltimore the following season and spent two seasons back and forth between the majors and the minor leagues. Davis was worried about his career in baseball, and says during that time, God taught his some valuable lessons. He was encouraged by teammates to spend more time with God each day. He listened to their encouragement and gained new insight. Davis learned to trust God and to stop wringing his hands over every at bat. He also learned to work hard and still enjoy life. He began to realize that baseball is a game, but life is not. When asked about his recent resurgence as a hitter, Davis credited consistency. He said being in the lineup every day and knowing where he is going to hit has helped him. Davis added, ”Looking back, I’ve grown so much not only as a man but as a Christian, knowing that there are times when it looks like there’s no end in sight, no light at the end of the tunnel, but if you continue to put your faith in God.-- Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
SPORTS: Orioles' Davis strives for godliness, by Joshua Cooley, http://baptistpress.com/BPnews.asp?ID=41134, Accessed September 20, 2013.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; (6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.