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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, August 10, 2018

“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” —  Galatians 6:9

Are you Coachable?

Many years ago, when I was coaching in high school, some of my athletes asked how they could become a faster runner, better thrower or better defensive player, etc. My answer was usually “run, throw and commit to working harder!” I would then help them implement a plan of action.

As adults, many wonder how they can become better readers, writers or grow stronger in their faith. The same principle applies — read more, write more and seek God more! Author Steven Covey wrote a New York Times bestseller titled, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” He told the reader to work daily at sharpening the saw.

Most people know what they must do, but only true leaders are willing to commit. One definition of insanity could read: A desire to change for the better, but a habit of continuing on the same destructive path.

Each New Year people make efforts to change and improve. Have you done this in the past? Find a friend who shares your dreams and goals for improvement. Begin by writing these down and checking your behavior to see that they match. You will begin to see and praise God for the growth you will experience.

Paul Kelly

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