When someone requires your best, take it as a compliment
What a Good Coach Demands
A good coach, who I admire posted the following quote yesterday, “Athletes, a good coach will demand in direct proportion to how much they believe in you and care for you. When someone requires your best, take it as a compliment”.
If you are fortunate enough to find a good coach, you are blessed. The role of a good coach is a challenging one. A good coach believes in his or her athletes, asks the right questions, recruits, designs plays, organizes competition, and articulates a strategy to win. A good coach studies an athlete and creates a plan of action. A good coach tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11).
A Good Coach Believes in You
A good coach requires more of you than you thought was possible. A good coach believes in you.
Jesus is a Good Coach
Jesus was a good coach. He recruited 12 disciples and was relentless about the goals he had for them. He saw the potential in the 12 and pushed them when they were tired. Jesus is a coach who has not retired. He recruited you and is requiring your best. A best, that you might not even realize you are capable of. He has sought out opportunities and is organizing a strategy for you to win.
Take the fact that Christ requires a lot from you as a compliment because it is in direct proportion to what you are capable of.
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