Game of Life
Don’t be a best
The thing about being a coach is, I want every one of my players to be the best. But I don’t want them to be the same.
As the coach of the team, I can sometimes suggest how the individuals can get better. I can help shape their personal best. So, if they need skill training, I find someone who is good at that skill to help them. If they need encouraging, I encourage, if they need discipline, I help instil that. But never do I want to make all the players the same.
Who needs a dozen brilliant defenders? Or a dozen fantastic goal scorers. I need each player to be their best, not just a best. Ideally, yes, I want them all to be the best, but I also need them all to be different. Unique. And I’m finding it’s exactly the same with God.
As I play the game of life it’s becoming clearer every day that God isn’t training me to be like anyone else. He’s training me to be the best me I can be. God doesn’t want everyone to be the same. Quite the opposite. He wants his children to be unique and different from each other and from the world. Whilst He may be showing me how to be better like someone I know, he wants me to be completely me at the same time.
So, whilst other people have been through similar things to me, God wants me to learn to be me through these things. As I run training drills for my team I want each player to learn their own way of doing it. My team needs unique players being their best individually for the good of the whole team. That’s also how God wants me to play the game of life.
11/06/2017 / Kit Densley