Twenty Things I Want to Tell My Sons
Chapter 10

 

Be a Playmaker

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

Joshua 1:9

Make a difference for good. May the world be a better place because you were born. That is what being a playmaker is all about – making a difference in all situations. It is about leading courageously, rejecting passivity and accepting responsibility. It is about living a life of service, about being in the game and not on the bench. It is about having the attitude of Christ – about denying oneself, taking up one’s cross, and following Jesus (Matt 16:24) every day. Study the lives of the leading characters in the Bible. They were all playmakers. Their lives mattered. They made a difference. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Joshua, David, Daniel, the Apostles and Paul - they all were difference makers. Read their stories. And they weren’t perfect – you can’t score on every play. But you get back up and run the next play. And you keep going until you finish the game.  Be a playmaker. Make a difference for good. And remember, God is with you wherever you go, so be bold and courageous.

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"Choose you this day whom you will serve.....but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Joshua 24:15