Last night, Jamie Shuck was teaching our youth about how important our reputation is with others. He asked why? The conversation was great! As he taught, I began thinking about lots of Bible characters--Daniel, Joseph, Esther, Deborah, and more. Why do we remember them? Because they were CHAMPIONS!! They chose to stand alone when it could have cost them everything. Some of them even did it afraid--they just pressed through their fears!
Out of 107 billion people who've ever lived on earth, we only remember the names of a handful. And why do we remember them? Because they were fearless. They may have stood alone when everyone else went with the crowd, they may have invented something when everyone said it couldn't be done, they may have stood for "right," they may have led battles, or they may have protected others.
We need CHAMPIONS more than ever!! And our kids need to see adults leading and standing more than ever. But I'm praying we have a whole generation of young leaders RISE UP and choose to stand for Christ--even if there's a cost.