I was reading my devos the other day going through Corinthians and this popped up at me and felt that as leaders it was really fitting, especially if you have seen the news lately about Congresman Chris Lee: Here is the passage: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27 No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
* How is your training going? Are spending time with the Lord consistanly?
* Discipline matters even in your relationship with Jesus
* Realize that your crown lasts forever
* Remember that the time you spend with the Lord creates a strong relationship that will weather any/many storms
* As you serve others be practicing what you preach
* This is something I picked up from the book Deadly Viper: Character Assassins “Don’t do something you wont want to read about on the internet later”