One of my favorite sports movies is Remember the Titans. There is an intense scene between two teammates. One is calling out the attitude of his teammate. The teammate replies, “Attitude reflects leadership” … and end of scene. Our attitude can make or break the outcome on the court or field and our influence in life. Our attitudes need to reflect our leadership … not our coaches’ leadership, not our team captain’s leadership, but the leadership of our Life Head Coach, Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:1).
- How can your attitude make or break the outcome in your sport?
- Name a situation where attitudes were a hindrance to your team?
- Name a situation where attitudes benefited your team?
- In Philippians 2:1-18 we see that our attitude is to be that of Christ Jesus.” Read the full passage and make a list of all the Christ-like attitudes.
- How do these attitudes reflect yours, and how do they not?
- Have you witnessed other athletes compete with a Christ-like attitude? What did it look like?
- How different would your team be if everyone had the attitudes of Christ? How would it affect the opposing teams?
Write down the attitudes that your team needs to see changed in you to help better the team. Find a teammate who can hold you accountable to reflect Christ’s attitudes in the field of competition.
Memory verse: “Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate and humble.” – 1 Peter 3:8