The Platoon has pushed me to make some very meaningful changes in my life and has definitely increased the maturity in my relationship with Jesus. Having the opportunity to pray, laugh, and sometimes cry without fear is unique. The platoon will definitely challenge a man’s mindset in becoming and creating leaders through Christ.
What does your mind focus on when the pressure is on?
According to a study based on professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, and NHL, the following eight traits were found to constitute the ultimate athlete:
Ability to work hard and sustain intensity
Sacrifice for the team
Coping with criticism, failure, and success
Clutch performance, poise, and focus
Ability to execute game strategy
Passion for the sport and commitment to excellence
“And let constancy go on to work out its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, deficient in nothing.” James 1:4
I’ve been coming to the platoon meeting for several years now and love it.
It’s the first place I’ve ever felt truly comfortable sharing my faith, struggles, fears and joys. Because of that, I’ve made many good friends and more importantly grown in my love for Christ. When you can see and hear firsthand how some jacked up guy (like me) has been transformed by the love of Jesus it strengthens your foundation in a way that that is hard to explain. It’s like the playing field has been leveled. Outside we may be this and that, but at the platoon we are simply men trying our best to serve, love and live Christ.