Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 - Lottery Pick Friends

The news this week on ESPN is centering heavily around the upcoming NBA draft; talking about what teams are doing to either compete with Cleveland in the East, or how Cleveland can possibly compete with Golden State from the West…

The talking heads all have their opinions, yet I like to listen to the former players that understand what makes teams great. When listening to those guys, you hear more about how players will mesh with one another – or how they complement one another.

Ultimately great teams require players that understand their roles and fill them!

Recently, while sharing with a group of recent high school grads on our mission trip, I encouraged the group to “find their lanes” (purpose and passion) and “swim in those lanes.” I encourage each of you to do the same… what are you passionate about? What is your purpose? How are you gifted?

Yet this week I want to also ask you if you have considered if you have the right “personnel” around you? Have you surrounded yourself with encouragers? Are the people around “dream-makers” or “dream-breakers”?

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous should choose his friends carefully…”

If the NBA executives are taking time to choose basketball players carefully, how much more should we emphasize choosing friends carefully? It has been said that “you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully.”

“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” Booker T Washington

1 Corinthians 15:33 Bo not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

Go to the "draft board" and get you some “lottery pick” friends that will help this next season of your life be stronger!

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