Relentless Pursuit of Continuous Improvement
If you happened to watch College Football Live last Thursday, you might have seen Derek Dooley being interviewed. Since I was at work, I jumped on my handy-dandy smart phone, turned on my DirecTV app and set the DVR to record. Somehow that didn’t work, so my son happened to catch it and began recording for me.
The thing that stood out most in Dooley’s interview was what he said about developing his players. He said that it takes a “relentless pursuit of continuous improvement.” As a Tennessee fan, I certainly hope that there is this relentless pursuit throughout the remainder of the summer into fall camp and then each week as the season progresses.
The question we who follow Christ need to ask ourselves is if we share this relentless pursuit of continuous improvement in our life with Christ? I think Paul would call this sanctification. Sanctification is the part of salvation where we grow and mature throughout our Christian walk. It is necessary for Christ to work in us during our sanctification. But we can’t just sit on our laurels and expect it to just happen.
It takes the effort that we put forth to achieve it. It takes a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. I don’t think many of us want to be the same as we were when we first came to know the Lord when we finally come to meet Him face to face.
I have been asking myself since last Thursday if I am pursuing Christ with a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement.
How about you?