"Unless we give part of ourselves away, unless we can live with other people and understand them and help them, we are missing the most essential part of our own lives."
Harold Taylor, Canadian Politician
To coach is to GIVE AWAY a part of yourself to each athlete. Whether by transferring skill knowledge, imparting the art of cooperation, modeling toughness and tenderness, or instilling their expectation, a successful coach lives a life of giving.
CHRIST’S GREAT GIVEAWAY: As our ultimate example, Christ’s life was a total GIVEAWAY! Since we all need to be rescued from our sin-filled nature, Christ’s purpose was to give his life so we could get life.
He came …to GIVE AWAY his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage (by sin). Matthew 20:28 The Message
OUR GREAT GIVEAWAY: To give is an essential part of the Christian lifestyle
Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Luke 6:38 TM
A recent advertisement announced a company’s latest promotion as A “SHARE IT TO WIN IT” GIVEAWAY! It is a fitting goal for us as well. Sharing what God has given us brings worthwhile meaning to what we have.
Regularly giving our money to God through tithes is an honorable act of worship. God’s Word also tells us that our giving to Him is worthless if we fail to supply the needs of those closest to us. The religious leaders in Jesus time ignored those needs demanding that certain monies be given at the temple no matter the need surrounding the giver. Jesus addressed this issue with these words…
In this way, you let them disregard their needy parents. And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition.” Mark 7: 12-13 NLT
CHOOSING NOT TO GIVE IS CHOOSING DEFEAT.
Blessings…as you choose to GIVEAWAY in Jesus Name.
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