The biggest difference between a fan and a player is that a fan never steps foot on the field. They never go to the practices, never take the hits and never help an injured player off the field.
In comparison, there are a lot of Christians that fit the description of a fan. But it goes something like this… They believe in God and Jesus but they never belong to his family, they never serve in his house to help proclaim his name, and when the time comes to help someone in need it always seems to be an inconvenient time.
You see, we often say that we are followers of Christ but our actions speak otherwise. Satan is a perfect example of that. He knows who Jesus is but knowing about Jesus isn’t going to cut it for Satan. And it won’t cut it for us.
We must be followers. A follower by definition is a person who imitates or copies the actions of another. We are to be imitators, copiers, and followers of Christ. This is done through our actions!
I think James said it best when he said this, “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?” (James 2:19-21)
So which one are you – a fan or a follower? If you find yourself in the fan department, it’s never too late to start following. It’s never too late to get on the field and be part of the game… part of what Jesus is doing.