It helps us to keep our priorities properly balanced. You see, if we do not have our priorities in a way that is pleasing to God then we are doomed to fail; one in life, and two in being able to serve God in a way that He wants, not in a way we want. Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. We need to realize that God is the one that gives the talents to play sports. God is the one that gives us the ability to make a living. God is the one that we are to serve. It is in our very being. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (KJV) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.