This is such an important character to have in your daily life! It is how people see you in a given situation...whether they know they can "depend" on you or whether they are just not sure what you will do. Wow! Think about that for a minute.
In this picture you are seeing the importance of having a goalie you can depend on to try his very best to block every shot that comes his way. First off, that is why he is in that position...he can be depended on...he is not lackadaisical in his defense of the goal. Why would you ever put someone in that important position that can't be depended upon every single time to defend against the onslaught of pucks? You wouldn't...that's my point. In your daily life you should be that type of person...a dependable protector and team player with those your work with, live with and do life with.
Now in other sports news...do you remember this scene where Lucy is put in the position of holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick? I kind of think that by now Charlie Brown had to know that he could not "depend" on Lucy to do the "right" thing and actually keep the football in place until he could have a go of it. Instead, filled with gullibility, Charlie Brown would look at Lucy and think to himself..."she will surely hold this football in place for me this time." And lo and behold right when he makes his move...she again jerks that football away and he falls flat on his back with an "AAUGH!"
Hopefully you are known as the type of person that is trustworthy by protecting and defending as your mode of dependability instead of someone who promises and assures but disappoints by not following through.
One of the most dependable characters in the Old Testament was Noah. Imagine being thought of as so dependable that God would pick you to both build an ark for your family and animal survival, but also completely trust you to do it right. Genesis 7:1-5 "The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made. ” 5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him."
Verse 5 says it all, and gives you a little insight as to why Noah was the man for the job. "Noah did all that the Lord commanded him." He had a history of being dependable and God KNEW he could count on him to be and do the right thing. I encourage you AND myself to be the kind of person Noah was...dependable both in the eyes of God and those that need us every day.
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