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Move with Purpose

I often hear basketball coaches shouting "Move with purpose" to their players.  Prior to that, they had yelled "Move!"  The players obeyed by moving.  But the coach saw that they were moving with no purpose.  It was activity without productivity. 

I think that maybe my Heavenly Father has offered the same coaching, without the screaming, of course.  He says move and I move, but I move without purpose and it is fruitless.  That lifestyle lacks thankfulness, peace, and joy.

He has called me to be fruitful, so I need to move with purpose.  How?  Follow Jesus where He leads me.  The good news is that He will not only go before me, He will also walk beside me.

NBA basketball player, Jeremy Lin, found himself in that situation even while playing professionally and wrote in his journal that he wished he had never signed and wished he could quit basketball because he wasn't having fun.  What changed it all?  Purpose - Jeremy began playing for God and the result was joy and peace. That's the kind of Linsanity that all of us can experience! 

Enjoy the video below.  Move with purpose.  Play for Christ.  Live for Christ. Remember who you are and whose you are so that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Adrian Gresham wrote:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation... Who, me? :-) I want this kind of Linsanity in my life.

My son's team lost in the first round of the playoffs Saturday, but my reaction was different than last years Championship loss. My speech was different than last years speech. There can only be one winner in every game, and while we played a good game, we got beat by a team that played a better game. There is no reason to feel bad, we developed a memory through this season, and they all got better.

I'm glad my purpose is not tide up in winning and losing. Coaches need to expect to win, but be prepared when they lose... No one goes their whole coaching career undefeated.

Coach Gresham

Tue, March 4, 2014 @ 6:29 AM

2. Kerry O'Neill wrote:
Coach G,
Those kids are blessed to have a transformational coach like you! I'm excited you are digging into the 3D coaching. The Lord is going to do amazing things in you and through you!
KO

Tue, March 4, 2014 @ 5:04 PM

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