MWM: Tag-along or Team-member?

If you’ve spent any time with me at all, you know I grew up fishing with my dad a lot. Almost every weekend was either spent in the back of a ten-foot Jon Boat or on the soccer field. I remember the first time I fished a bass tournament with my dad. Instead of introducing me as his son, he said I was his fishing partner. I had graduated from a tag-along to a team member. It made me smile. I don’t know how well we did (probably bad because I grew tired of fishing for bass and wanted to go for bluegill-which you don’t win a bass tournament doing that), but I do remember the feeling I had when I got the chance to compete with my dad. Paul saw Timothy as his spiritual son and partner in preaching. Timothy had proven faithful. As we survey our relationships, who are we a Paul to? Who do we encourage, lead, and mentor? Who are we a Timothy to? Who are we learning from, being challenged by, and serving?

Philippians 2:22: “But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News.”

#MinuteWithMaxon #MWM #Philippians

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