Our Workout Attitude

What makes a winner?

You don’t have to be a sports nut to answer this ... We want to be a top-notch architect. The best burger flipper in the joint. The neighborhood’s favorite grandma.

The winner of a dozen gold Olympic medals.

So, yeah, what makes a winner?

That’s clear. The one who puts in the hours, practices their skill, uses their personality to win people over.

Michael Phelps, unquestionably one of the best swimmers in Olympic history, tells of the hours he puts in at the pool. Swim, out, check his time, and in again. Over and over. Phelps’ standing as a world-class athlete will never be questioned. Yet, he still dives in, puts in his best effort, and does it again.

1 Corinthians 9:24 says:

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”

Let’s rephrase this verse to personalize it.

“Do you not know that all architects can design buildings … cooks can flip burgers … grandmas love their grandchildren … swimmers relish the water? Study, work, train so that you can be exceptional in whatever you do with your life.”

That includes your Christian walk. It can’t be a weekend thing, or when you “feel like it” sort of excellence. If Michael Phelps only swam when he had a competition, do you think he could maintain his level of excellence?

If you only read your Bible on Sunday … you see what we mean.

Let’s be world class … in our jobs, our relationships, and in our walk with Jesus. Let’s grab the brass ring and be a success for Christ.

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Excerpt of the Day

When we show love to one another, all our other problems will seem to melt into the background.

From Our FAN God,Posted 02 August 2014