My desire as a coach is for people to see Jesus in me. Through the way I work, the way I behave, and the way I care, I want Jesus to be at the center of it. My heartbeat is to see those around me grow closer to Jesus because of the way I live.
However, I'm really bad at it most of the time.
My work becomes focused solely on wins & losses. I work a certain way for certain hours, so that people will give me their approval. I do what I do because I want the praise and glory for myself.
My behavior lacks character too often and I fall victim to Satan's attacks. I allow my feelings to dictate my actions, which often leads to sin. I behave the way I do because I'm prideful and want to do what only makes me happy.
My care for others is non-existent because their needs are not more important than my own, obviously. I focus on what I want and lookout for me, myself, and I. I lack the care that I need to have because I'm selfish.
I COULD GO ON.
I've been struggling lately to be a light; to be the example that God created me to be. He called me to coach and he enabled me to have the opportunity to impact young men and other coaches. I'm passionate about fulfilling that call with the gifts that God has given me. I want to embrace the responsibility that I have because I know the impact those with the same calling had on me. So here's what I'm going to do:
I believe that prayer is powerful and God desires to have that communication with us. As a coach, I need to make this a daily occurrence with intentionality throughout the day. However, I'm really bad at praying. I don't do it enough and more often than not I fail to do it well. Please pray for me to grow stronger in my prayer life!
God's word is powerful. It speaks truth and breathes life. I need to dig deeper into the word of God and find out more about what he is all about. I'm really good at reading it on a surface level, but I desire to dive deeper and grow closer to God.
I want to do more. Not because I think it will earn me favor with God, but because I want to impact people. I want to genuinely love them and show them who Jesus is by the way I live life. I want my words to speak truth and I want my actions to display love. I want the gospel to resonate with the people I come in contact with every day, so Jesus can do a work in their life.
I want people to see Jesus in me.