You then my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
2 Timothy 2:1-7
The above passage was taught from during one of the sessions at a retreat I attended last weekend for workers in S. Asia. From that passage the teacher encouraged us to strive to be what he called the "Seven Be's."
1. Be a Noticer
- See the potential in people.
2. Be an Adopter
- Model as a father to his son (Paul & Timothy)
3. Be an Encourager
- In season and out of season.
4. Be an Entruster
- Pass teaching onto the faithful.
5. Be a Warrior
- Share in Suffering.
6. Be a Competitor
- Keep running the race so not to be disqualified.
7. Be a Harvester
- Look for the harvest to come.