Living God’s Best for You
I once read a truth written by Tony Dungy, “Any head coach will tell you the task of setting himself with the best assistant coaches can make or break his season.” An eternal truth worth grasping is, “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:7)
This spiritual truth has life application not only for service in the things of God, such as church, but truth for enjoying all that this life has for you now. No matter your circumstance in life, the Lord through His grace and mercy has set before you leaders who have a Super Bowl mentality.
The Super Bowl is played every year and no one playing in the Super Bowl this year got there on his own merit or by just showing up at the game. All NFL Super Bowl participants received playbooks at the beginning of the season. They also receive specific playbooks each week containing information about their opposing team, along with game plans full of strategy, assignments and techniques that can enable them to successfully play a good game. Each player must discipline his life by giving full devotion to studying the playbooks, scheduling practice time, and exerting effort in applying the plans on the game field. Each player has had several coaches help him assimilate what was in the playbook so he may enjoy the maximum success. Even when players failed, they had coaches to guide them in paths to getting back in the game. The Bible says, “If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:10)
NFL Coach Joe Gibbs and Quarterback Kurt Warner discovered the greatest playbook, God’s Word. By assimilating His truths, they have surrounded themselves with Godly assistant coaches who know the Lord thus enabling them to enjoy God’s best for them. These men sense God’s pleasure in their labors with Him.
Surround yourself with Godly coaches, enjoy His best for you!