One of Coach’s underlying approaches is that if we win the team played great...if we lose I blew it! Appreciation for unseen work is easily overlooked. It can be disappointing at the least and devastating at the most. Strong and healthy leadership understands that showing appreciation is a staple for successful outcomes… not only to receive it but to give it.
APPRECIATION IS THE YEAST THAT LIFTS THE ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY.
My relationship with the Lord often includes two very ordinary responses to life situations. When a plan comes together I'm tempted to puff with pride. On the other hand, when things don’t go so well it's easy to blame God. The little reminder below says it all...
“The next time we are tempted to take credit for the blessings we enjoy, let’s pause and remember that it is the Lord who brings blessing.” Albert Lee
King David answered the WHO'S BEHIND IT question with two awe-filled questions of his own. As he sat before the Lord he prayed a prayer of thanks. With great humility and a heart swelling with appreciation for God's good gifts he humbly asked:
"Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?" 1 Chronicles 17:16
Blessings…as you appreciate WHO’S BEHIND IT.
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