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Kubicek: Love, righteousness essential in building your legacy

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Steve Kubicek

By Steve Kubicek
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What is the one scripture that you draw strength from?

“Joshua 1:9 (NIV) is the verse I reach for when I’m facing a challenge. It reads, ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’”

Share the best advice you can share with an entrepreneur?

“Are life, prosperity, and honor important to you? Assuming they are, keep reading. Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, left a treasure map that promises to lead to life, prosperity, and honor. Solomon imbedded the map in the form of an instruction. You can discover the map for yourself by carefully studying verse 21:21 within Solomon’s book of Proverbs. You will note that he first explains for whom his treasure map is intended. Solomon says, ‘He who pursues… .’ Do not miss this point. Solomon makes it clear. He means you, if you are willing to follow the instruction that follows. Solomon continues, ‘He who pursues righteousness and love will find … .’ Notice that this statement is definitive. Solomon declares that whoever pursues righteousness and love will indeed find, ‘life, prosperity, and honor.’ What a promise; what a pursuit.

Your legacy is dependent upon your pursuit of love! I’m reminded of the Apostle Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 13 when he said now"Up and In" I will show you the way of life that is best of all – love. Paul says that ‘love’ is the most excellent way. Paul also warns that if we achieve our accomplishments without love our legacy will end up amounting to little more than an irritating noise; certainly not prosperity and honor.

“As an entrepreneur it is important to recognize that in addition to building our business we are also constructing our legacy? According to the teachings of Paul and Solomon, depending on the path pursued, we either establish a legacy of little consequence, or we build a legacy of prosperity and honor. The determining factor is a choice. Will we intentionally choose a pursuit of righteousness and love in all our business dealings and life activities, or not?

“Pause for self-examination: What paths are you pursuing? Are you pleased with the legacy you leave at the end of each day? To test the status of your legacy and determine if you need to make adjustments insert your name in place of the word ‘love’ in Paul’s description of the attributes of love below (see underlines): ‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boost, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres’ – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV).

“Now ask yourself, am I on the right path?”

Have an interesting tidbit about your business or yourself that you would like to add?

“I would love to invite readers to visit www.upandinbook.com, the official website of my debut book, UP and IN: Seven Keys to Unlocking Your Potential.  I created UP and IN, a personal growth guide, as a means of showing how to adopt the Up-and-In point of view—a powerful, transformative, uplifted, inspired mindset that turns down-and-out attitudes upside down.”

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Hardin-Simmons welcomes 167 players for first day of fall practice

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Hardin-Simmons head football coach Jesse Burleson

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ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons’ football team reported 167 players on Aug. 15 for the first day of fall drills.Jesse Burleson

“We are excited to get going,” third-year head coach Jesse Burleson said of the inaugural drills. “We have put a lot of work since the final game of last year to get to this point and this is where all of that hard work pays off.

“Every position is up for grabs and we are ready to get the best 22 on the field. I probably shouldn’t say this, but it is what we believe, we expect to go 10-0, win the conference and go to the playoffs. Looking at anything less sells us short as a team.

“That is not a shot at anyone we play, it will be tough and we know that and are prepared for that. We play two of the top four teams in the nation this year, plus another very good Willamette team and our conference schedule. The road is not easy but we like the challenge.

The Cowboys return a bevy of weapons from an offense that led the nation in passing and was second in scoring a year ago. HSU will have to replace record-setting quarterback Logan Turner.

“We have people that we feel can play with anyone in the country, we have some guys that are as good as we have had in this program. We think we stack up. Obviously, we lost a very good quarterback, but we have several guys in that room that can win football games for us, it is our job to find the right one.”

Defensively, the Cowboys took some lumps a year ago, but part of that was intentional and with a stock pile of young defensive players now a year older and more experienced the expectations are high for the defense.

“We knew we were going to have some inconsistencies on defense last year, we played a lot of freshmen and sophomores,” said Burleson. “That was by design. We recruited a lot of good players, but they had to learn on the run.”

“To get where we want to be we have to be better defensively and those young guys, who are very talented, received some lumps, there is no doubt. That will make us better. We expect that we will be more consistent and we are a year stronger. We expect with this many returners we will be able to build around them and keep getting better.”

HSU will open its season on Sept. 6 at Willamette (Ore.) at 9 p.m CST.