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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Wednesday, January 8

“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things — and the things that are not — to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him. It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God — that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.'” — 1 Corinthians. 1:26-31

From Ordinary to Great

Everyone looks at the “perfect” athlete as somebody that really has it all together.

“I sure would like to be as good as him, but that will never happen. I’m just an ordinary person. I don’t have his skills. I can never do that.”

The same thing happens in our personal and public life in Christ. We look at others and think the same thing. “I don’t have the ability to do great things, be a great personal witness for Christ, or lead large groups of people.”

You know something, God has the habit of taking these “ordinary” people and training them into great “athletes” for Him.

Many of the athletes we idolize didn’t become great over night. It was a continuous process of weeding out the bad habits and strengthening the good skills. Start perfecting your own skills. Sit down at God’s training table and grow strong on the words of the Bible.

Tom Behrens

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