University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari tries to teach his young players the importance of playing hard at all times, not just when things are going well. He said, “…You can’t be energized because you made shots. You’ve got to be energized because you’re playing basketball.”
Sometimes Christians seem to have more zeal and enthusiasm when things are going our way. However, we need to be energetic at all times. We’ve got to be energized because we following Jesus! We are in Christ, and he is in us!
“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.”—Colossians 1:28-29.