Be Confident * Be Clear * Be Committed
My son Kyle played varsity basketball in High School. Actually, he played basketball since he was old enough to hold one in his hands. His Dad was a successful basketball player and he couldn’t wait to teach his son how to play. Now, he can’t wait to teach his grandchildren. Hopefully, that will be just around the bend.
Anyway, on Kyle’s game days (to motivate him), I would text or email him the verse Hebrews 18:35-36 “Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Then I would add a few motivating comments like: “Be Confident! Be Committed and persevere! Be Clear! This is what you are gifted at and meant to do at this time in your life. So don’t waiver….don’t question your abilities…BE BOLD! You can do this!”
I know that basketball isn’t the same as persevering in our spiritual journey, but it was one of the things Kyle was gifted to do. Basketball wasn’t just about getting to play the game, shoot baskets, and win. It was about teaching him the three C’s for living…for being successful at whatever he does. Playing basketball was one of the things he was meant to do at that time in his life. It was preparing him for more challenging times and teaching him how to fight…how to give his best…and how to be confident in whom God created him to be and do at that time in his life.
Kyle now spends most of his time pursuing his music as a worship leader, guitar player, writer, and producer. His purpose and focus may have changed and basketball is now just for fun, but the three C’s to success haven’t. The strategy for success whether it is in our Christian journey, our marriages, our jobs, or our purpose doesn’t change. God calls us to be confident in Him and who he created us to be. He calls us to be clear in what He has called us to do and to be committed—stay the course until we have fulfilled His calling for our lives.
Whatever God calls us to do we should work at it with all our heart and persevere until we have finished what He has asked us to do. What is God calling you to do? Is He calling you to be more committed to your marriage? Is He calling you to fulfill a purpose…a mission for such a time as this? Is He calling you to be obedient in something He has convicted you about? Where do you need to apply the three C’s at in your life? Where do you need to persevere and do the will of God?
If you would like to learn more about the 3 C’s for Success I am offering an online event starting May 7, 10 and 17, 2011, Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm. http://embracinglifeforsucces.eventbrite.com