It has been great to get football season going this year, but I’ve noticed something that doesn’t change from year to year: no one likes the yellow flags that get thrown on some plays! Even if the person is guilty of the face mask or moved on the line of scrimmage, the flags are still hated.

penalty flag

That reminded me of the need for someone in my life to throw penalty flags. There are places within me that need outside eyes, and there are guys in my life who can throw the flag when they see something out of line.

If you do not have someone looking at your life and evaluating your walk with Christ, you are on a dangerous path. Lack of accountability will ultimately destroy you. It will keep you from finishing the race. It can cost you ministry, your family, or both. Remember,

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20

Who throws the penalty flags in your life? You may not like it, but in the end it will make you better.



  1. sabrina on Monday 21, 2009

    That’s what I am hoping for in being placed here at FP. It is very easy to become a victim of doubt or pride when there is no one to, in Jesus, love us enough to challenge us to stay the course without deviation or distraction. I say “Love us enough”, because it is a brave and bold thing to say something to another that tantamounts to a yellow flag. It is also brave to return the love by humbling oneself in the humility Christ teaches through admonishing exhortations.Providing Himself who Himself says to learn of Him for He is meek and lowly in heart. That’s how I get over myself and realize that if someone loves me enough to help me stay the course I can be thankful and not grumble. Because they have stepped out in faith in His footsteps and possibly could suffer retribution. It is a brave thing to do and to recieve. Yellow flags are a good thing. Because it perfects one’s game, In this case it helps us become more in resemblance to Christ than before. Thank-you, for that observation and sight on how the Holy Spirit speaks in everything if we just see things through His eyes. We need that. Sounds like Jesus watches football with you….

  2. Josh on Monday 21, 2009

    @Sabrina – thanks for sharing!


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