by Ryan Krzykowski

I love to sweat.  In the summer, when it’s so incredibly hot outside, I like nothing more than to take off on a 5 mile run.  I’m careful to hydrate, watch my pace and not overdo it, don’t worry about me.  And I come home absolutely soaked.  It feels great.  It does not, however, smell great.  The clothes I wear on these runs are kept in a bin in the garage until it’s time to wash them.  These clothes are not welcome in our home.  They really do stink.  And I love it.

At the same time, it’s not always great to be smelly.  I’m guessing we all understand that, but what about our figurative scent?  Last week I read this:

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. – 2 Corinthians 2:14

I am called to spread the aroma of Christ to the people around me.  My my words and actions, my dealings with people, my entire life ought to characterized by His love, mercy, grace, joy, patience, kindness, etc.  When people encounter me, it should point them toward Jesus.  As I prepare to coach a group of 10-11 year old boys this fall, one of my prayers is that I would spread the aroma of the knowledge of him.

If you see me between now and November, feel free to ask how it’s going with the team, and how good I’m smelling as a coach.

Let’s Coach With Purpose.