What Will You Be Remembered For?
Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship the Lord.
Not long ago, I stopped in a nearby town for coffee. When I went to wash my hands, I noticed the shiny new hand dryer on the restroom wall with the words “Feel the Power” printed on it. I pushed the button and got a blast of hot air! It was like one of those huge dryers from the car wash had been compacted into a tiny hand dryer. Now, whenever someone mentions that town, I think of that hand dryer, a silly reminder of my experience there!
Sometimes I wonder how I’ll be remembered as a coach. When someone mentions my coaching career, will they note the wins and losses, the calls I made or failed to make? Or will they remember how I served and acted as a coach?
When people talk about Joshua, the first thing I remember is that he chose to serve the Lord when he could have pursued any other way to live. Joshua’s life and leadership clearly reflected what he believed and whom he followed: God. He knew that humans are made to worship and that if we do not worship the one true God, we will worship another.
Thankfully, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to lead us to Himself and then gave us His Holy Spirit to fill us with the power we need to believe! When we submit ourselves to His lordship, our lives will reflect His contagious love and selfless power. People might never know just who is behind our actions, but they will remember that something about our lives was different! They might forget records and scores, but they will not forget our Christlike actions.
1. Which do you remember most: past scores, records or people?
2. What do you remember about one of your coaches or teammates?
3. How do you want to be remembered?
Lord, thank You that Your resurrection power is working in me to create a life that reminds others of You! Amen.