How Much Do We Love?

This entry is part 7 of 28 in the series Leadership

Donald Miller gives a great perspective on love. I don’t know if he knows anything about basketball or coaching, but he gives us something to think about.

Even if love and control are not opposites, there are certainly times where they are at odds. There are times when we are faced with the decision of whether or not to give up control and take that risk.  The question I have to answer…the question I believe we all have to answer… are we willing to take that risk?

Are we willing to give up control in order to be the people we’re called to be?

Are we willing to sacrifice ourselves so that others may see God’s love?

Are we willing to humble ourselves when it may feel better to proclaim how great we think we are?

How many of us are willing to do the right thing even when it might hurt us?

As leaders…as coaches…we want to be the ones pointing the finger at other people. We are the ones that are constantly pointing out other people’s faults and shortcomings.  When do we examine our own?

When do we get off of our throne and become a servant?

Instead of sending the assistant to get lunch for us, why don’t we go get lunch for the assistants?

Instead of giving an assistant a list of things to do, do we ask, what can I do for you today?

Instead of always telling our players what they are doing wrong, do we give them an opportunity to tell us how we can improve?


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