The season can end and any combo of four or five teams can have a legitimate claim to play for the title. Yet, because of the Almighty Computer Polls we are left with more questions than answers, with more to complain about than to celebrate. I don’t just mean my team, or the team that beat my team. Everyone year come early November somebody gets hosed by the Evil Empire.
As much as I hate the BCS, it is a snap shot of life, is it not? Sometimes no matter how hard you work life does not break your way. You lose your job and some bum gets a promotion. Your marriage is in shambles and you can't figure out what went wrong. Your can't pay your mortgage, even though you kept your job, landscaped the yard and financed a new roof. Can you relate?
Life is not fair. Life is difficult. You can make all the right moves and still come up short, as people half as deserving get your trophy. Anyone know what I am talking about?
I have found that these moments of inequity actually make me stronger and cause me to work harder. But they also remind me that I am not the master of my own universe. I do not create my own future in the way I would like to think. I am limited, flawed and part of a world that is not fair. For some reason I find comfort in that fact.
There is a force in the world beyond me. God is working in ways seen and unseen. He is bringing together the broken pieces of our lives. And at times, he is even nudging us away from our entitled success.
I can’t count the number of jobs I should have gotten but didn’t. The number of women who dumped me for no good reason (just ask my mother). I have lost track how many times life was not fair to me. And it all hurts. But looking back I now see that God had something better for me. Better than the results of my hard work. Something large, gracious and loving- better than I ever dreamt or imagined.