Jeff Bartell

A "bottom line" kind of guy

Life Lessons from Tiger

The recent media frenzy is all about Tiger Woods and his, ahem… “indiscretions.”  The point of this post is not to comment on Mr. Woods or his situation personally.  But I do think that his situation is typical of many such situations when people, whether public or private, blow it in their personal lives.  If we don’t learn anything else, one thing is for sure, your personal life is far more important – and influential – than your professional life.  In Tiger’s case, the career of arguably the greatest golfer of all time htiger woods sadas come to a screeching halt because his private life is in turmoil.

Numbers 32:23 … and be sure your sin will find you out.

Time and time again we see careers derailed due to a lack of self control in the personal life.  Infidelity, drug abuse, and even lying can so affect a life that the career suffers.  On the other hand, no matter the difficulty in your professional life (losing a job, etc.), a strong personal character and family life can withstand any storm.

With that in mind, doesn’t it make sense to spend sufficient time to “shore up” your personal life and family?  Shouldn’t a smart man give as much attention to his private life as he does his professional life?

Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

1 Peter 3:10-13 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.  And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

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thanks Jeff for the insight….and VERY much truth!! I wish that everyone reporting on all of this would focus on that point instead of all the stories that are coming out….I think the bigger picture is being missed here. Thanks again!!!


I feel a little bad for Tiger. Here is another example of no satisfaction. Elvis couldn’t find it, I guess the stones couldn’t find it (since they wrote a song about it), Jim Thome couldn’t find it, and subsequently left the Tribe for the Phils, and nobody in the world can seem to figure out the world doesn’t satisfy for long. I am glad that God drew me to him, else I wouldn’t be satisfied either.


Continued…I guess we as Christians should count ourselves as blessed that God saw fit to reveal himself to us.


I totally agree. The world spends all its time searching for “heroes” but they continually disappoint. With all the privileges the world has to offer, Tiger (and many others) still search for what we have already found in Jesus Christ. I feel sorry for him too.


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