Forget It

In the last few years we have had gymnasts join us from other clubs. The first thing I tell them is to forget everything they learned at the previous club and train our way.

I ask these athletes to shed any loyalty they may have to their former coach and give that loyalty to our coaching staff. They need to make a clean break from their old club. Training according to both clubs will not strengthen their gymnastics.

Jesus makes it clear to His followers that they could not divide their loyalties. “No one can serve two masters . . . You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matthew 6:24). In other words, you cannot be a follower of Jesus and remain loyal to the world. In our quirky human way we want to stay loyal to the world and loyal to God.

This is not possible. The kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world are not compatible. The world operates on human standards and thrives on judgment, condemnation and death. The heavenly kingdom operates on divine standards and offers mercy and salvation. The world is disobedient toward God. God’s kingdom is built on the shoulders of His obedient Son.

The world nailed Jesus to the cross in hatred. God approved His Son’s sacrifice of love. As followers of Christ we must make a clean break from the world, immerse ourselves in the life of the Spirit and grow strong in faith. Ask the Spirit to make you loyal to God in Christ.

Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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