News reports that Johnny Manziel checked himself into rehab surprised me a bit, but I’m glad he did it. We are often quick to “pile on” when those in the limelight behave unbecomingly, and Manziel certainly falls into that category. When I think about myself at his age, I recall that my behavior often did not reflect the Christian faith I claim. I can only imagine how the limelight would have treated me. Manziel is blessed with amazing athletic talent. I pray that his rehab is a success and that he comes out of it sober minded and ready to grow into the star NFL Quarterback he has the potential to become.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. ~ 2 Timothy 4:5