Sunday, September 24, 2017


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In his book The Message of Leadership: 31 Essential Insights From Proverbs (2007) Daniel Southern writes:

If you put God first, everything else will fall into place.

How do you do this? It starts with humbling yourself and admitting that God is the coach and you are the player. He calls the plays and you execute them — sometimes over and over again, always learning more about God and yourself. And you keep at it, always reminding yourself that the coach has a perspective of the game you’ll never have.

The legendary coach Tom Landry once told me that he had three priorities in life: God, family and football — in that order. “Until you get your priorities straight, you will never be truly successful at anything.”

Life is not a game; it is serious business and the stakes are eternally high. You must start with the fundamentals. Gentlemen, there is a God and we’re not him!

—Eugene Peterson and Daniel Southern, The Message of Leadership: 31 Essential Insights from Proverbs (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Navpress, 2007), 13.