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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Monday, May 20, 2019

“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8

Think About These Things

Brian Mogg, a former PGA Tour player, says that when sizing up a hole or particular shot, it is important to always choose a target and a plan on how to most effectively get the ball to that target. Having a target and plan helps overcome doubt and negative thoughts in decision making and execution of the shot. Otherwise, under the pressure of competition, it is easy to fall victim to distracting thoughts and feelings.

In life, it is all too easy to focus on the obstacles rather than focus on the goal. Brian points to this passage in Philippians as one with wise counsel for the challenges of everyday living and for golf. According to this verse, we are to focus our attention on that which is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, gracious, excellent and worthy of praise. That is a positive thought for golf and for life.

Focusing on the positive makes life more fun, rewarding and successful. It will do the same for your golf.

Swing Thought: Brighten your day, brighten your golf. Overcome the negative by focusing on the positive.

Scott Lehman, In His Grip Ministries

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