M O T I V A T I O N-
by Roger Lipe FCA Southern IL Director
What is it that best motivates you for competition? Is it the sight of your parents in the stands? The encouragement from your coach and teammates? Maybe it’s the prospect of being a champion. The Bible speaks of another type of motivation.
In the Book of Hebrews at chapter 10 and verse 24 it says, “And let us consider how to stimulate one another toward love and good deeds.”
A different translation of that verse says “to provoke,” to love and good deeds. Many of us provoke one another when we compete, but it’s not always toward love and good deeds. The important thing is not to stimulate, but to do so toward these two objects.
The remaining question for us is, how? We can certainly stimulate love and good deeds in our friends and teammates by showing them examples. We can do so by encouraging words. We can praise them when they’re caught doing it right. We can correct them when they do it wrongly.
Take time to pray today and ask the Lord to use you to stimulate your teammates toward love and good deeds.
Each Week Southern Illinois University team Chaplin shares with us a sports-related devotion.