Pat Summitt: The Day of Small Things

Pat Summitt (Photo credit: The Klown Times)

Young man: “Yeah but, why do I have to…?”

Old man: “If you can’t give your all with the little things, don’t expect bigger things.” (Lecrae on Twitter)

Pat Summitt retired today as the coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team. She’ll go down in history as one of the greatest coaches of any sport of any gender. She’s won 8 National Championships and has taken her team to an equally ridiculous 22 final four appearances.

38 years ago Pat Summitt took the position of women’s basketball coach for 250 bucks a month. She had to drive the team bus herself. She even had to do the team laundry.

Do everything, even the small things, as unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:17)

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)

References:

Bible Gateway

Lecrae on Twitter

L.A. Times

4 thoughts on “Pat Summitt: The Day of Small Things

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    • Thanks Adam, glad you enjoyed it. Summitt’s career is such a classic example of how God uses the “day of the small thing” experience to grow people, I couldn’t pass it up. I pray He’s with her through what looks like some challenging years to come.

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