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.


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

Joshua 24:15