Wednesday, October 10, 2018

G R E A T   C O A C H I N G
John 21:17

What is the hallmark of a truly great coach?  What characterizes the best of team leaders?  They deeply love their teammates and pay the price to seek their best.

In John chapter 21 and verse 17 we can read what Jesus says to His teammates related to leadership.  It says, “He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’  Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’  And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My sheep.’” Jesus simply tells Peter that to love Him is to nourish and care for those that He cares for.  It’s that simple.

It’s similar for us on this team.  Do you love your coaches and teammates?  Then the thing to do is to nurture the people on your team.  To develop the younger players is the most appropriate thing the veteran players can do.  To lead them well is to seek their best, even at personal cost. 
On a deeper level, do you love Jesus?  If so, do the same.  Seek the best things in life for your teammates and coaches.  Appropriate the Lord’s love for you in loving others.  Compete like this and we’ll all sense the Lord’s love in you.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 3:22-36
James 5:1-6
Ecclesiastes 7:15-29
Jeremiah 23-25