Put me in, coach

“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23 (NASB)

A lot of how we grow in our relationship with God depends on how we view who He truly is, and also how we think He views us.

I have watched athletic coaches over the years. Some are very mean and degrading, some are too laid back and permissive, and some seem to feel that they aren’t doing there job unless they are correcting every little mistake.

The most effective coaches seem to be those who use praise and encouragement way more than correction and yelling. Athletes don’t want to go through a practice or game working hard to just not “mess up”. The goal and focus should be on excelling at a higher level with the freedom to fail and start over.

It’s the same with God. He longs for us to excel and reach for our full potential. He desires that we tap into His power and strength to develop our abilities. He yearns to form our thinking and perspective by letting His bible invade our minds.

This can’t happen unless you are convinced that He is the perfect coach who corrects us only to get us back on the path of attaining an abundant life that is fueled by Him.


Heavenly Father, thank You that I can keep confessing and starting over so that You can “coach” me to a higher level of joy and fulfillment. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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