One of my favorite athletes of all time is Peyton Manning. To me, he was and will always be the greatest quarterback of my generation…maybe of every generation. I have a close friend who disagrees; he says it’s Joe Montana. Frankly, I was too young to remember Montana, and so he doesn’t count! (Also, sorry Brady fans…I’m not even going there
What I’ve always admired about Manning was that he was the quintessential student of the game. After every drive, he had his face between a binder, scanning images, breaking down defenses, figuring out how he can improve his game. Not a lot of veterans do that. Peyton did. That’s what made him great (aside from the raw talent).
There’s going to be a point in ministry where the tag rookie might not fit me any more. At least, I hope. Yet, my goal in life is to be the “quintessential student” of God and his church, so that I can serve him to the greatest capacity. My goal is to one day lead like a veteran, but always learn like a rookie.
My challenge for you…to do the same.