Money Can't Buy Everything


Jeff Hartings from the Pittsburgh Steelers shares how he sought God to help him deal with the extreme pressure to perform on the field.

My signing bonus was like a dream come true! “Now I can buy anything,” I thought. However, after three seasons in the NFL, I discovered money couldn’t purchase peace for my heart. The pressure to perform on the field was turning me into a miserable, self-absorbed husband who feared failing as an athlete.

I was invited to a players’ Bible study and chapel. What I heard changed my life forever! Finally, my search for peace ended when I humbled myself and asked Jesus Christ to forgive me of all my sins. Ultimately, He paid a debt (death) I couldn’t afford (Romans 6:23). Now I play for His glory, which removes the pressure to perform for people.

Written by Jeff Hartings, Center for the Pittsburgh Steelers

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