I quoted Coach Lombardi last week on “cutting away” being one of the meanings of commitment/decision. I received many comments and Mel Branham sent this one to go along with the coaches offering. Bob Richards, two time Olympic Gold Medalist said;
“One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top.”
Any decision involves the cutting away of other things relative to the decision. For instance, to play high school football requires the decision to give up many other after school activities. The higher the stakes, the more plentiful will be the activities, etc., that must be “cut away.”
When you decide/commit to marry, you are, if you are not insane, cutting away all others from an intimate part of your life. Many Americans are forgetting this biblical truth. Catholic Priests are supposed to cut away even this treasured relationship. I could never be a Catholic Priest, even when Notre Dame plays.
If I influenced the congregation to make a surgical decision for a closer walk with Jesus, the effectiveness of the group operating as one would increase exponentially.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin,..
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly
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