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God is Giving You Another Chance!

Posted by admin October - 26 - 2011 - Wednesday

This was too good not to comment on!

With your football season coming to a close, I know that there are those of you out there who feel dissatisfied or downright disillusioned. It’s not a good place to be. You threw yourself into your coaching starting back last winter in the weight room; pushed through summer work-outs and now are finishing your season. Yes, it’s a time to look back and evaluate… not sulk!

I love the verse in the Book of Genesis, Chap. 4, vs. 25. It says: “God has appointed another (future) for me.” Satan’s plan was to infect Adam with the virus of sin before his first son was born. That way, he could get the rest of us. And it worked! Cain, Adam’s first son, murdered his brother Abel. But God wasn’t finished. Adam and his wife had another son and named him Seth, “for God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel” were their words.

For everything that you’ve lost this season, God has something else for you. For everything that’s been stolen from you, God has something else. Your “seed” is your future. God has another one in mind for you. The situation that you are in right now is NOT the end of your story. God wants to write a new chapter.

The devil knew that God has a plan for you; that’s why he tried so hard to wipe you out! He doesn’t want you to live long enough to fulfill God’s plan. But the fact that you are still here and able to read this means that the devil failed…. and that God is not finished with you yet.

Notice the word “appointed.” There’s an appointment on God’s calendar with YOUR name on it. “God has appointed another (future) for me.” There’s something good just over the horizon— something for your career, your team, your marriage, your family… your life! I am confident that God has an appointed task for you to accomplish and appointed blessings for you to enjoy. He has called each of us with an “eternal purpose” and IF… you are willing to commit your life to living FOR Him, He will bring it to pass. He won’t reveal much of anything until He knows He has you. Are you interested in seeing God’s Plan worked out in your life? Then it is necessary to first give him control of it— your life, that is!

There are a couple of important questions to ask if you’re not sure about all of this. The first is simply to ask: “Who are You (God)?” He will reveal Himself to an honest seeker. The second is: “What do You want me to do?” That’s the key: letting Him know that you are willing to trust Him with your life. I have a lapel pin that puts it all in perspective for me. It says:
Jesus Is My Head Coach!

Think about it. If you want to talk about it, please use the Contact Form and let me know what’s going on in your life.
Blessings,
Lew

One Response to “God is Giving You Another Chance!”

  1. Vince McCrosky / Coach Mac says:

    lifetime wing t er coach, have known about you and your views for a while, lukewarm christian at best (love people very much, very concerened about my kids) very mediocre about everything else. I really enjoy this blog, you help me to want to be a better man for Christ. I have stuggled for years, Missouri is the most unfair system in the world. I was a 1A team in a 2A-3a conference and got murdered for 10 years. Was almost 500% but people saw my wing t and felt it was the reason we didn’t win every year. After 10 years I resigned (They have run the spread and split back the last three years and are 6-24). Furious at God, worked so hard to only be run out of town. I have a great wife and two beautiful kids, I am just an assistant coach, and I have convinced the coach to run the wing(small school, big conference, average linemen). I love God, and I feel like you are talking to me. So if you think no one is getting a blessing on this site, I read it, reread it evry day. I feel we are a kindred spirit as I don’t coach football, I coach young men!!! Please keep up the good work!!!!

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