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The Great Athlete Doesn’t Take Shortcuts| EP. 109

 

God honors excellence and excellence honors God.// Garret Barbush

On EP. 109 we are back for part 3 on reliable men from 2 Timothy 2:2. Today we talk about the athlete. Men, great athletes compete to win but they don’t take shortcuts. Reliable men follow the rules, they follow the rules of marriage, business, fatherhood and more. We SHOULD play the game to win, but compete within the rules. God honors excellence, and excellence honors God. Let’s strive to win as husbands, fathers, and leaders. Let’s compete within the rules, let’s pursue excellence!

Takeaways:

  • Today as we continue the conversation on reliable men, we focus on the athlete
  • “Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.” // 2 Timothy 2:3-7
  • The great athletes compete to win, but they don’t take shortcuts
  • Mentor if you are looking for a a man to mentor, look for the guy who is following the rules of the game
  • Reliable men follow the rules, they follow the rules of marriage, business, fatherhood and more
  • It’s okay to play this game of life to win, but compete within the rules
  • Faith must be the foundation of our lives
  • God honors excellence, and excellence honors God
  • Pursuing excellence inspires those around us
  • When we think about our faith, family, friends, fitness and finances – how do you want to win in each of these areas?
  • If you strive to win and stay within the rules of the game, you will be in the FAITH hall of fame