Lessons From Lance

By the end of the day you will be tired of hearing the name… Lance Armstrong.
He recently told Oprah that he took Performance Enhancing Drugs…
while he won 7 Tour de France titles.
The reason Lance is dominating news coverage today is not because of the confession…
it’s because of the hypocrisy.

Everyone hates a hypocrite.
Hypocrites lie.
Lance Armstrong lied.
At one point I believe he held the title “Most tested Athlete” when it came to P.E.D’s.
But with each test… he passed… but did he?
Then there were lawsuits… big lawsuits… all relating to claims Armstrong was doping.
Lawsuits that Armstrong won… but did he?

Lance Armstrong is all over the news today… because no one likes a liar.
It’s one thing to be a cheater… but a cheater and a liar…
that won’t just get you the front page… but it will get you all day news coverage too.

As I drove to work this morning listening to non-stop news about Lance…
I couldn’t help but to think…
Christians can learn a lot from this.

In 1 Timothy 4:2… Paul wrote to Timothy about hypocrites.
These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.

Their. Consciences. Are. Dead.
Eventually… that little voice that is telling you something is wrong… it goes away.
When it goes away… it dies.
It dies because it’s tired of losing the battle.
The battle of trying to convince us to do the right thing.

Somewhere along the way Lance Armstrong’s conscience died…
and because of it instead of dominating the Tour de France today…
he is dominating the news as a liar and a cheater.

The good news for Lance… is God still offers him forgiveness…
and we probably should too.

Don’t procrastinate listening to your conscience.
Be truthful… it will save you a lot of work in the long run…
just ask Lance Armstrong.

What is the most difficult part of telling the truth?

Lessons From Lance

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