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Genius at Work

GeniusKey Bible Verse:

“Train yourself to be godly.  For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” – (1 Timothy 4:7b-8).

Bonus Reading: 2 Peter 1:5-8


Those who have watched Mike Singletary (perennial All-Pro, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and member of the Super Bowl XXV Dream Team) “play” and have observed his wide-eyed intensity and his churning, crunching samurai hits are usually surprised when they meet him.  He is not an imposing hulk.  He is barely six feet tall and weighs, maybe, 220.

Whence the greatness?


Mike Singletary is as disciplined a student of the game as any who have ever played it.  In his biography, Calling the Shots, he says that in watching game films he will often run a single play 50 to 60 times, and that it takes him three hours to watch half a football game, which is only 20 to 30 plays!  

Because he watches every player, because he mentally knows the opposition’s tendency given the down, distance, hash mark, and time remaining, because he reads the opposition’s mind through their stances, he is often moving toward the ball’s preplanned destination before the play develops.  Mike Singletary’s legendary success is testimony to his remarkably disciplined life.  —- R. Kent Hughes in Disciplines of a Godly Man

Personal Challenge

What motivates you to be disciplined?

Thought to Apply

Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems. – M. Scott (Psychiatrist and Author)

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