This story is based on real life experiences…the names are changed to protect the $*#*&^$ (I’m not really using names).
This is a tale of two football coaches. One coach survived the season, the other inspired his players to become champions.
One coach tied everything to football: grades, manners and behaviors. Players earned helmet stickers for great plays during the game. The circle up time after the game was a great time of celebration for hard work. But on report card day, students lined up and received helmet stickers for good grades too. During interactions with coaches and parents, players were expected to use manners and be respectful to adults. The coach always reminded his players to be respectful to their parents and teachers. The other coach survived the season.
One coach was tough on his players, but he always honored their relationship. He built them up and made them feel confident in who they were and what kind of person they were becoming. The other coach survived the season.
One coach drilled and practiced like mad. He prepared his players. On game day, he trusted his players to know their place and held them accountable for what they had learned. The other coach survived the season.
One coach started with a vision and a purpose. He kept the Superbowl in front of his players. Games were just the hurdle to get to the big game. He kept the vision fresh in the players mind everyday. When the big game was over and his players walked away as champions, they all knew in their hearts that they deserved it. The other coach and the other players, just survived the season.
When we walk in a real relationship with Jesus, when we allow Him to coach us in our game, we will always walk away as champions.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
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