Oddly enough, I like watching professional golf when I have an opportunity. I enjoy watching the precision and accuracy of the sport.
Each tournament has a leader board. The name of the golfer with the best score sits on top of the leader board. Other sports use a similar practice with a score board. Why? It is about winning!
We tell children it is not about winning, but about playing the game. If this is true, why do we keep score? Interesting!
It is about winning. A few years back, James Coker (preacher for the Woodland Park Church of Christ) did a lesson from 1 Corinthians 9. The point he made from the text was “winning is everything.”
Paul adjusted specific areas of his life “so that he might win” souls for Christ. He wanted to win the Christian race and receive the eternal reward.
However, as a spiritual leader, Paul knew winning was everything when it came to leading others.
Where are we on the leader board? Are we living in a way that we might win? Are we leading in a way that others might win?