If you’re good at what you do, pay close attention. You are in real danger because of your abilities…in danger both on and off the field.
Here’s why…3 reasons great players and coaches are in great danger.
1. The better you are, the more you will be tempted to rely only on your natural abilities. Here’s the catch, they don’t last. You won’t always be the biggest, fastest, or smartest person in the room. What will you do then?
2. The better you are, the more you will be tempted to “be a player.” You’ll find it easier to expect something for nothing, to expect people to love you for your abilities, and to expect to get by on how “smooth” and talented you are. The catch on this one is that eventually people see through all of that and get really sick of you.
3. The better you are, the less sympathy people will have for you when it all comes crashing down on you. If you’ve been arrogant, a smooth operator, if you’ve dodged responsibility and have been able to get by only on ability, if you’ve gotten your success by skirting the system everyone else must abide by, good luck getting any help and sympathy when things go south for you.
All of this is based on Proverbs 6:12-15, some really powerful verses. Take some time and consider how they might apply to your daily pattern:
“A worthless person, a wicked man, is the one who walks with a false mouth, who winks his eyes, who signals with his feet, who points with his fingers; who with perversity in his heart devises evil continually, who spreads strife. Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; instantly, he will be broken, and there will be no healing.”
Lord Jesus, point out to me anything and everything that puts me in danger of great disaster in my life. Draw me closer to you today and farther from my self-reliance. Amen.