“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)
Did you ever hear the term “actions speak louder than words?” Or maybe someone has told you, “Talk is cheap.” Statements like these are calling individuals to back up a claim with actions.
Baseball scouts log many miles in their cars and in the air searching for what they call the “five-tool” player. They are in search of the next Giancarlo Stanton or Mike Trout, a player who can run, throw, field, hit for average and hit for power. That individual is a rare find and a coveted prize when the scout locates him. That player doesn’t just talk about what he’s able to do; he proves it day in and day out.
Jesus has called every one of His followers to be a “five-tool” example. No matter what our age is, we are to be an example to others in five different areas: by the way we talk, act, love, express our faith (even when things aren’t going the way we would like) and how we maintain our purity before the Lord and others.
Coaches and spouses, when we speak, we need to follow it up with action. As Christ-followers, let’s speak the truth in love and, by our example, prove our faith is real.
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– Mickey Weston serves as the Executive Director of Unlimited Potential Inc. He played five seasons in the MLB for the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.