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The Playbook: Sideline Thoughts

Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! – Corinthians 15:57

Whether you are having problems with

  • Finances
  • Family
  • Health
  • Discipline

You can be victorious in Christ! Your life will be changed in a positive way when you are guided by an experienced coach. A Christian coach whose life is led by prayer, who knows the power of prayer, can demonstrate skills and attitudes that lead to victory.

A good coach knows it’s not about him. It’s about his capacity to help us overcome our opponents.

And what are those opponents? Often they live right inside ourselves! They are attitudes that set us up for failure. Negative thoughts. Discouragement. Inability to see ourselves as achieving goals. Over-indulgence in things we don’t really need.

You might be eating too much, having a problem with alcohol, or unable to stop yelling at your kids. You can’t win unless you learn to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” — 2 Corinthians 10:5

You can’t win unless you control your mind.

You can’t win unless you discipline your body.

You can’t win unless you keep your emotions in check.

You can’t win unless you learn to put problems into perspective.

You can’t win unless you turn over your troubles to God.

There is a higher power who can help – and we can tap into Him by living a life of prayer. 

Often times it is a gifted teacher who wakes us up to our foibles and weaknesses—and stops us in our tracks – and shows us how to set ourselves up for success.

A good coach can help you see who you are…can help you see that I “can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Don’t settle for the good. The good is the enemy of the best.

I can be a mighty warrior!

I can live a life fully devoted to God, and my prayers can be so powerful they can change people’s lives for all eternity! I can move mountains!

A good coach can show me how to let Christ be the guiding force in my life.

I can learn to walk as Jesus walked.

As Glenn Clark told us in his book, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, “There is only one prayer I pray regularly every morning of my life, and that is that I may abide in the Kingdom of Heaven every moment of the day, and inspire others to abide there also.”