CHOOSE THE COACH OVER THE TEAM

May 8, 2019 –

The things people look for in accepting a job offer include salary, benefits, location, companies standing in the marketplace, company history and the people they will work with. While all these perks are important, they must be weighed.

The most important thing and the thing often overlooked, is who you will report to, your coach. People have been brain-washed with the concept of the team and being a part of a team, they overlook the critical issue—who is the team coach?

Five-star high school football athletes choose the University of Alabama not because it’s in Tuscaloosa, Alabama or because the university is 100 years old. They don’t select the Tide because of the nine national championships or the 22 SEC titles or, because they want to play on a team with great players. They choose Alabama because they want to be coached by the best college football coach in America, Lou Saban.

Life offers two head coaches: Jesus Christ and Satan. Both coaches have large teams and the members of each team play for the coach of their choice. 

Scripture states that a player can’t be coached by two coaches. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24, ASV)

Coach Satan offers wealth, prestige, and a life of ease. Coach Jesus promises are in the book of Matthew. “So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. (Matthew 6:31-33 HCSB)

They offer athletes scholarships to attend a specific university. Most scholarships are the same, but the head coach is special. The athletic rewards vary. The Bible comments on the real reward of choosing Jesus as your coach. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, HCSB)

When you select a coach, chose the best, chose Jesus.