“I’m not trying to get my way in the world’s way.
I’m trying to get your way, your Word’s way.
I’m staying on your trail; I’m putting one foot in front of the other.
I’m not giving up.”
– Psalm 17:4-5 (The Message)
So you have doubts about coaching, about whether or not it’s worth it. Sometimes the road looks too long and too tough, and you feel like quitting. You wonder if you have the determination and the energy to go through another season. Well, take an honest look at yourself. You weren’t very well-prepared when you started and you made countless mistakes that cost plenty. Often you were guilty of looking for short cuts, of trying to find an easy way, when you knew very well there was no such thing.
Over the years you’ve been ridiculed, and treated unfairly by all kinds of people. Often your work has gone unappreciated. You’ve been broke. You’ve been tired. You’ve been afraid of being fired. It’s tough and it will never get any easier unless you decide to take the easy way out—which is all the way out, quitting. You may not have realized it, but from the very beginning you were destined to be a coach. You think of all the days and all the dreams that have gone into making you what you are. Other than your family and your God, what else has ever really mattered to you? There’s important work to be done—and you can do it!
(Author Unknown, taken from Winning Words from Football Greats by Larry Bielat)
Heavenly Father, you made me and gave me special gifts to be shared with others. I want to be in your perfect will today and every day. Help me to never give up, give in or give out. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.