Every week we run open gym outreaches here in our local area. It involves players coming in to play hoops and also to hear a devotion from God’s Playbook. As players filter in it is already obvious that they are sizing up who they are going to get to run with (especially since the winning team owns the court…) Basically it is very simple, you need a strong team so you get more time on the court.
So what type of teammates should one look for at the open gyms? The typical thought is to put together a team of the best athletes, best shooters, etc. Yet there is another thing to think about. If you get on a team of ball hogs, your night is not going to be very much fun.
Life is the same way. It will be full of you having to choose teammates (i.e. friends, a spouse, business partners, etc.) And the Bible is clear that you need to choose wisely. You need to choose those that are going the same direction as you in striving to honor the Lord. You need to choose those that want to “share the ball” not just be “ball hogs.”
Simply put this week: “The righteous should choose his friends carefully. For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26
This week think about your teammates. Make sure you have people around you that are building you up, not tearing you down.