Be an Example



Key Bible Verse: And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

Dig Deeper: Philippians 4:4-9

People are looking to us as examples of what the Christian life is all about, so we should be maturing and making ourselves better to help them grow. More than likely, new believers will incorporate into their lives what they see in ours so let’s work to make ours ones that look like Christ.

A coach with veteran players can take a step back because those seasoned players will model the behaviour he wants in the younger players. During his last years as an active player, Andy Pettitte served as a positive influence with the younger New York Yankees pitchers. He had survived the New York media for so long, and had dealt with pressure time and again that he was able to model, directly and indirectly, big-league skills and Christlike habits for others on the staff. Strive to do the same in your everyday life. People are looking for an example of how to be like Jesus.

– Tony Dungy in The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge

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