How an athlete approaches their sport is a critical component in the outcome. STARTING STRONG requires an unrelenting determination to perform and a tenacious spirit to prepare. These qualities are honed as they are encouraged by both parents and coaches.
Recently, I ran across this account of a mother who lived out her STARTING STRONG goal:
A mom who was committed to STARTING STRONG decided to pray with her own young son. As he went out the door for school, she stopped to pray for him. Five minutes later he returned—bringing kids from the bus stop with him! His mom was taken aback and asked what was going on. The boy responded, “Their moms didn’t pray with them so I brought them back for you to do it.”
As sportmoms, we can start our children’s day by modeling our own faith in God. A special prayer with them will give them the assurance that He is always with them —continually loving, guiding, and protecting them. STARTING STRONG will also create in them an unrelenting determination to do their Heavenly Father’s will along with the tenaciousness necessary to do it.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 NIV
PRAYER: Lord, please show me how to provide a STARTING STRONG experience for my children. Let my faith in you be a transparent witness to them and my dependence on you be captured by them. Thank you for guiding me as I nurture them in your ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
STARTING STRONG BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP!
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