What if one day you’re remembered for knowing the game, but more so for being a complete jerk? Are you content with that?
You know the game. Good job. Now what? Does that give you the right to treat with contempt the people who don’t know what you know? Does that give you the right to talk down to players? Does it give you the right to treat the parents of players as the enemy?
Of course, we all know the answers.
Yet, many of us are on the path to being remembered poorly.
Proverbs 15:2–“The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.”
We get it, we know you have you get your point across. But, it’s the wise person who does so in such a way that people actually want to receive it.
Those under you may listen, but it’s the great coach, the great parent, who leads people who actually want to receive what is said.
What an incredible challenge. What a need we have for the Holy Spirit to lead us as we lead others.
Lord Jesus, help me speak with love, even when I’m speaking correction or rebuke. Change the way I lead. Help me to love the people under me. Amen.