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Stand Strong, Move Quick

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Any athlete who is serious about their sport, know in some shape or fashion the classic mantra, “Practice makes perfect.”

But practicing wrong can also do some considerable damage if movements are practiced- Well… Wrong.

One thing often neglected by athletes is the importance of good footwork. If a football player, only practices the broad logistics of a play, then the skills necessary to perform that play will suffer.

If a boxer, solely works on upper body rotation when punching, then the fighter will lose a good portion of energy generated in the legs.

While we are on this topic, consider the boxer Muhammed Ali. His footwork made his career more prolific than other boxers and had him stand out as likely the greatest boxer of all time.

Footwork gives you stability. It gives you power. Footwork gives you a foundation. But footwork only works when you put your feet in the right place.

So let me ask you and let me ask myself while I am at. Where is your foundation at?

Some may immediately respond, “Jesus!”

Let me ask another question and perhaps improve your foot placement.

Who is your Jesus? Was He just a good man or Lord of All? Is a God who expects us to work for His favor or a God who says, “It is finished! (John 19:30)”

What did your Jesus do? Did He die and stay dead? Or did He die and snicker at death’s weight as He rose from the grave?

How’s your footwork? This may be the same question as, “How is your foundation?”

And we should know that “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11).

But while I am playing 21 questions, let me ask what one more. You got a coach?

Footwork is not something we often can correct with peer proprioception or self-infliction. Your internal change must come from external eyes. God cares for you and He offers you an instruction for righteousness. An instruction to build on top of that rock solid foundation!

Cherish the great Coach and His Word!

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16

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