When I step on the court again next week to run some hoops clinics, I will emphasize that ball handlers keep their heads up so they can see the floor. I will hold up fingers and have them call out how many I am holding up, while the players are dribbling to insure that they are looking up. Bottom line is that good players need to see the floor and know when their teammates are open and react to it with the open pass…
Great players not only see who is open and react to it, but they do it much faster than the average player. It is said that a great athlete will see an opening and actually react to it in less than half a second…
I spend a lot of time in these weekly devotions encouraging us to Go MAD (Make A Difference.) In order to do that we have to do the following:
Get our heads up and see the floor! How can we “Go MAD” if we are unaware of the needs around us. We need to be aware of those around us and ways we can pour into their lives! True ministry is not so much about programs but more so about people!
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially those who are of the household of faith.
When we see a need we need to jump on it quickly!
James 4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.