Thanksgiving is a day for “giving - thanks”. Both “Thanks” and “Giving” are in the title of this awesome American holiday. (It doesn’t say anything about turkey or football, but those are some pretty great traditions!) We all know that both thankfulness and giving should be a part of our everyday lives, not just once a year. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “…give thanks in all circumstances…” ALL circumstances? That’s not always easy to do. In fact, it can be pretty hard sometimes. However, that is exactly the kind of attitude that can change your life or even the world in a wonderful way.
The giving part can look different for each of us. We are called to give out of the resources that we’ve been blessed with by God. The two main categories of this are money and time. There are many wonderful organizations that need our money and time to serve others in our community. We urge you to find one that you’re passionate about and get involved. One of many excellent organizations that we support here at Resource One Advisors is Fellowship of Christian Athletes. FCA’s mission is: To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. Through my previous career as a collegiate and professional athlete, FCA has made a huge impact on my life. I’m incredibly thankful for that. This thankfulness provides me with strong motivation to give of my money and time. It is wonderful to see the impact FCA can have on young people today through camps as well as huddles at many area high schools and middle schools. In my bias opinion the best camp is the greater St Louis FCA football camp. For three days every summer young football players learn truth from God’s word as well as some great football skills.
If you’re looking for a great organization that many people are “thankful” for and that you can “give” to please consider FCA. To learn more check out stlfca.org.
Written by: Andy McCollum
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, LPL Financial or Resource One Advisors.