The Best Coach


For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will save it.-- Luke 9:24


A coach plays a special role in an athlete’s life. He or she helps to come through joyful and frustrating moments to reach something more than an athlete could even dream of. A coach leaves an imprint on an athlete’s heart.

I used to play different sports, so I had been coached by different coaches. Each of them had different approaches in coaching, and I knew that I was not able to reach my full potential by myself because I didn’t know everything, and I was not skilled enough at that moment. One coach emphasized that I had a basketball talent, and I shouldn’t only use it to achieve personal success. He told me: “I used to be a player in a team just like you. And I am sure that only when you play together with your team, you realize the power of teamwork.”

When I was a part of a varsity team, I decided to use my talents and my vision of the game for my team to get a championship. I was standing there on a pedestal and received not only a trophy for a top scorer but a university diploma — it was our fifth championship in a row. 

Jesus is the ultimate champion who fulfilled His mission. Father God, as a Head Coach, gave Jesus a game plan. He was born to die and to become a champion for you, me and everyone else. 

  1. Who do you consider as your best coach? Why?  
  2. If you could share all of your personal issues with the best Coach ever, Jesus Christ, which issues would you share with Him? 
  3. In a prayer, ask God, your Head Coach, to guide you and to give you a game plan for your life.  

Ephesians 2:5; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 1:12; Matthew 20:25-28


“Lord, please help me to live out God’s victory, which He obtained for me. Help me realize that when I am obedient to You we can do amazing things together. Amen.”