Everybody Needs A Coach - A Minute of Vision for Men
Everybody Needs a Coach
Everybody needs a coach. I realized that fact the other day when I was lying flat on my back, doing reverse crunches. You see, without my coach, I wouldn’t do reverse crunches.
Tom Landry, the Dallas Cowboys head coach for nearly thirty years, said, “The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do in order to achieve what they’ve always wanted to be.” Inherent in this quote is the admission that men don’t always want to pay the price necessary to become who they are destined to be. Additionally, we don’t always know what to change or even how to make the changes that are necessary to grow. Coaches can see these deficiencies and challenge us.
Proverbs 13:20 states, “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.” Who we associate with informs what we become. If you want to be wise and excel, find someone who has been where you want to go. Look for godly qualities in his life. When you find a coach, listen to him, and begin to implement his counsel. As you walk through life, consider the company you keep, and make the adjustments in those relationships so that nothing holds you back from becoming the man that God is calling you to be.
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.