Why do you play? Why do you coach?

If you haven’t answered those, stop playing and coaching. Seriously.

Why are you doing it? If your answer has anything to do with being recognized as great, making money, or setting records, stop. You’re setting yourself up for incredible disappointment.

Proverbs 23:4-5–“Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it. When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings, like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.”

It’s foolish to devote your life to things that are unpredictable and won’t last. That includes literal wealth and whatever else might be equated with it.

In baseball, wealth may be literal, or it may be recognition, records, and even winning.

Are you one of countless players and coaches doing what you do for things that won’t last?

Take some time with the Lord today and find out the reasons he wants you playing and coaching.

Lord Jesus, show me why you have me in the game. How can I play and coach for what really matters, what will really last? Amen.