Daily Devotional

Realizing You Are Blessed

by Jon Hathorn on November 03, 2023

“What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 

I remember seeing a professional hockey player named Wayne Gretzsky, called “the Great One” as a player and recognized as probably the greatest player ever, not being very successful as a hockey coach.  The two professions of playing and coaching require different skill sets. Most squirrels are not very good at swimming, most ducks were not meant to run, and fish were not created to climb trees.  Each of these animals is tremendously successful when they do what they were designed to do, but as long as each one tries to do what another animal was made for - there will be pain and suffering. 

As for you and I, it is the same idea. The abilities such as timing, coordination, body flexibility, reaction, physical strength and stamina are quite different from oral communication, motivation, strategic thinking, and strategy. Inspiration by example is required by the athlete, while inspiration with words is required by the coach. 

I want to encourage you to follow Jesus Christ as though He is the perfect coach, because He is. He took no short-cuts in life and gave us a perfect example.  Then as believers as we follow Him, our life will be a good example to others.

Growing significantly in your relationship with Jesus Christ requires someone to “show you the way.” That’s Jesus. 

Then be faithful in helping others by walking with them.

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