Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe (one of our Mosaic Campus Pastors and Featured Speaker for Bluefish, Fusion, Leadnow) wrote a great article for our Westside Mosaic leaders.
“When I was younger I remember training in preparation for a track meet. We were going up against one of our stark rivals (Dominguez High School, of Compton). A number of my teammates, including myself, were having trouble with false starts. After countless times of ‘jumping the gun,’ I remember our coach telling us these words:
‘Listen guys. . as you move into the starting blocks, you need to remove every distraction unrelated to this race, and fix your attention on the starter-the person who literally commands the attention of the entire arena.’
Recently I did a self inventory in this area, and I must admit that in recent years I’ve not only made false starts, but I’ve failed to hear the most important voice at times when He was calling me to go!
God is speaking my friends! On your mark, get set, go!”
Great reminder. I can definitely relate to the metaphor. I was on a swim team through high school and university… paying attention to the starter and only to the starter was key… thanks for that emotional word picture.
Very nice Goodie.