Colossians 3:23 – Work Ethic

When I think of women’s college basketball, I automatically think of a program with one of the best coaches ever, in all sports across the board: The University of Connecticut, and Coach Geno Auriemma.

Coach Auriemma’s Huskies recently broke a record of 90 straight wins, which was held by his own team since 2010. This year they’re on a streak of 102 wins and counting, meaning they haven’t lost since fall of 2014!

The day that the Huskies reached the milestone of their 100th win Coach Auriemma was quoted saying, “We settle for nothing less than the absolute best we can give you.

That means the Huskies set a bar for themselves, and don’t settle for anything less. The practice is super common, but the execution is not.
It’s human nature for people to have goals in mind, and strive daily to reach them. In Colossians 3:23, we’re guided how to go about properly setting a goal and achieving it. Paul writes that we should have goals in mind, and work hard to achieve these goals; but the reason that we work so hard for things we want to accomplish should be for God, and not man.

When we set goals, remember who we’re working to achieve them for. Others praises and adoration, or attacks and insults shouldn’t matter as we work to achieve whatever we set our minds on; pleasing God!

By David Robinson

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