Golfer Bubba Watson surprised everyone, including himself, when he won the 2012 Masters Tournament on Easter Sunday. His first words also may have surprised everyone: “I’d like to first thank Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.”
Watson showed admirable humility and level-headedness as he called his accomplishment a blessing, saying that he never dreamed he would win. Shedding tears as he spoke, he put it all in perspective as he mentioned his newly adopted son.
Watson said, “Golf isn’t everything for me. If I would have lost today, it wouldn’t have been the end of the world. To win is awesome, but I’ll go back to real life next week. I still haven’t changed a diaper.”
Watson continued to praise God on Twitter after his win—and continues to try to do so with the way he lives his life.
In good times or bad, praising God first shows our perspective on life—and helps shape us as we do it.
Rejoice always, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Thank You, Lord, for being with me always.