Alignment with God During Times of Stand By


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6


For several years, I worked with football coach, Billy Mitchell – the former basketball and football star at the University of Kentucky. During his lifetime, he also coached at the collegiate and later at the high school level.

One afternoon during our defensive session, Billy and I were in the secondary, overlooking the pass scrimmage. Billy said, “Alignment is the key. If everyone is aligned right, you’ve got a chance to be successful.” That one comment stuck with me as a multi-sport coach and as a person in life. Success in accomplishing God’s purpose is directly tied to how well our life is aligned with God and His plan. When we are aligned with God, our thoughts, our actions, our language, and our efforts follow God’s purpose for our life. As a result, we can be a powerful, positive witness to others.

As coaches and athletes, we see a wide range of spiritually developed peers and teammates. During this social climate, we see that some are very close to God, while some are weak and struggle with faith during the COVID-19 outbreak. With what’s been happening, it’s important that we look to God and realign our lives with Him.

We have a great opportunity to get to know Him fully as a Redeemer, Healer, and our Ultimate Coach at any time. When we know Him fully, we are empowered to spread that knowledge with others, but it all starts with our alignment with Him first.

  1. How committed are you to reading Scripture and applying the lessons in your life?
  2. Do your actions for Christ speak louder than words in the way you talk, treat others, or post on social media?

John 14:26; 1 Timothy 4:16; Joshua 1:8-9


“Father, I pray for Your strength and Your guidance. Let me see the need in the eyes of those around me and help me to have the compassion of Christ towards them. Let my life serve as a witness to others that You are truth and life and allow me to continue to grow in faith. Amen.”

Bible Reference: 
Proverbs 3:5-6
John 14:26
1 Timothy 4:16
Joshua 1:8-9