“God is in control of my life and I know if nothin’ else, I’m standing on the rock.”He didn’t win the Heisman trophy. He didn’t win a National Championship Title. He walked away with an injury that could damage his NFL hopes. But he’s standing on the rock. He knows his future is bright. He knows who he is. And that makes me want to spend time with his momma and ask her, “What in the world did you do in that boy’s life to make him say that?” Oh, to have a cup of coffee with Mrs. McCoy. Because she has boys and I have boys and maybe, just maybe I could learn a few or twenty things from her.
It was his final and most important game donning the Texas Longhorn jersey. All-American quarterback, Colt McCoy, had been pursuing this his entire college career: The BCS National Championship. But two minutes into the game on January 7, 2010, a hit from behind lands him on the sidelines for the rest of the game. My heart immediately sank. Our Oklahoma home was full of friends who love the Texas Longhorns. We were nervous, but hopeful that our boys could pull it out. Because although we are about Jesus, our families, and our ministry, watching Texas Longhorn football falls in line shortly after that. What? After rallying in the 4th quarter and coming within three points of Alabama, Texas was showing that they still had something to give. Something they were willing to fight for. Unfortunately, that didn’t last long due to a fumble by our most precious true freshman, Garrett Gilbert. As the game came to an end, I was anxiously awaiting to hear from Colt. After a few seconds of silence, he gained his composure and delivered very classy and God-honoring words. Tears welled up in my eyes and I couldn’t have been more proud. And I’m not even his momma. I think the part of his interview that touched me the most was this line: