Then Act Like It

As a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to be the team captain for my high school basketball team. As time was expiring in an important district game ending the first half, my team had the ball, and we called a play to get a basket at the end of the half. As the point guard my job was to deliver the ball where it needed to be. I failed. A defender moved up and knocked the ball away and my team lost the opportunity. At half time my usually laid back coach got in my face and asked me, “Captain, Senior, Point Guard, are all of those true?”

I answered, “Yes sir.”

He replied, “ Then act like it!”

Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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