Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap. — Galatians 6:7
Ken Keys, Jr. once said, “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”
Well, that’s a sobering thought! When I am in a group with bad attitudes and negative thought, I am only seeing my reflection? Then I had better get some better skin care! I guess that’s called a change of attitude.
You know, attitudes are catching. As a coach or teacher, we should always be sure to set a good attitude for our teams to catch. We should develop a habit of looking for the good in everyone.
Things happen to teams that can cause hard feelings and bad attitudes, but if we choose to keep a good attitude no matter what, we will always find that God has a greater plan in mind for each of us. Coaches should set the attitude for the team. We must consciously prepare for each practice and event by adjusting and readjusting our attitude.
1. How is my attitude?
2. Am I setting the attitude of my team or letting other strong personalities set the attitude of the team?
3. Am I looking for the good?
Extra Reading: Job 4:8; Proverbs 11:18; 22:8; 2 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 6:8
Dear heavenly Father, You have seen so much good in us and forgotten all the evil things we have done and said. I pray that You will teach us to do the same—see all the good and forget all the bad. Thank You, Lord, for loving us so much! Thank You for helping us to love each other with the same kind of love that You have shown to us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.