Buy In. Sell Out.


“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.” -- Matthew 16:25


The Clemson Football program, led by head coach Dabo Swinney, has created a culture of being “All In.” 

In 2014, while celebrating their Orange Bowl win, the team wore T-shirts that read “All In Win.” Coach Swinney has made it a part of the culture that to win you must be “all in,” surrendering it all to be great.

Being “all in” begins with “buying in” to the vision your coach lays in front of you. It’s more than simply doing what your coach says. It means believing in the plan and its ability to get you to your goal. The second part takes action; you have to “sell out.” You must be willing to give it all.

Scripture tells us of God’s big plan for a young boy named David. At the beginning of God’s plan, David was to save the Israelites from a giant named Goliath — a man who terrified the army of Israel. But David trusted and bought in to God’s plan. He also sold out by taking only a slingshot and five stones to battle the giant.

Because of David’s faith and trust in God’s plan, he went all in. David was successful and defeated Goliath!

In our faith, we must be willing to buy in and sell out to achieve all that God has for us.

  • Are you fully “bought in” to the plan God has for you in your life and in your sport?
  • What does it look like to buy in to making your team successful?

1 Samuel 17


“Lord, I want to go ALL IN for You. Give me faith to BUY IN and strength to SELL OUT. Amen.”