As I was reading an article this morning from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a quote from Coach Calipari jumped out at me. He was discussing the play of Robert Dozier. Dozier is a big kid that has all of the sudden started dominating games. He is not the most talked about player for the Tigers. He is not projected to be the super star pro. In fact he is often not even mentioned when commentators discuss the team. (Even though there are a few guys on the team projected to be high NBA picks – including a potential lottery pick.)
Yet Calipari stated that right now Dozier is the best player on the team. The quote I loved was: “…He's performing. It's not about potential; it's performance. And his performance is probably the best on our team."
We so often look at people based upon the potential we see in them for to do great things. Yet it is the guy that simply performs at his best that makes a difference. In our Christian world we see a long standing truth – God is more concerned with availability than ability!
If we look at those that God chose to use throughout Scripture we see a group of people that would not rank high on the potential list. I immediately thought about little David rising to be King; I thought of a group of ragtag fishermen becoming Jesus’ chosen; I thought of old Abraham and old Sarah; you get the picture.
How about you this year? Are you ready to “perform” for God? Will you be used by Him?
There are so many opportunities for you to reach out and serve. That is what makes someone a “great player!”
14 “Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! (Joshua 24)