"And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." -Colossians 3:17
Everybody knows that WWJD stands for "What Would Jesus Do." A couple of years ago the saying swept across America like wildfire, becoming so popular that this witnessing tool also became a fashion statement, even to unbelievers. However, most athletes and coaches, men and women, young and old wore it to share their love for Christ. Even though WWJD is not new, the message is still powerful.
The last thing we need is another acronym, but GGTG is a great reminder for athletes and coaches. It should be the reason why we compete. As competitors, it helps us to focus on the main thing. The message is plain-it is not about us, but about Christ. So what does GGTG stand for? It stands for "Give God The Glory."
Whatever we do (speech, actions, and thoughts), give God the glory. It is a simple concept, but hard to live out. All glory (awards, recognition, winning seasons, scoring the winning goal) must be given back to our Savior. Any glory that we keep for ourselves, we steal from God. We should be mirrors. When God looks at us, all His glory shines back at Him. Give God the glory. GGTG!
1. When is it hard for competitors to give God all the glory?
2. Why is it hard for you to GGTG? When is it the most difficult?
3. How can you GGTG next time you compete?
Lord, I pray that I will give You all the glory and not hold back any for myself. Help me give You glory every time I compete-not sometimes or most of the time, but all the time. Today, I will give You glory. Amen.
About the Author:
Dan Britton serves as FCA's Executive Vice President of International Ministry and has been on FCA staff since 1991. Dan played professional indoor lacrosse for four years for the Baltimore Thunder. He has coauthored four books, One Word That Will Change Your Life, WisdomWalks, True Competitor, and Called to Greatness; and he is the author and editor of twelve FCA books. He still plays and coaches lacrosse and enjoys running marathons. He and his wife Dawn reside in Overland Park, Kansas, with their three children: Kallie, Abby and Elijah. You can e-mail Dan at email@example.com and read his blog at WisdomWalks.org.
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Posted on Sat, March 5, 2016
by Michelle Carmical