Equipped for Success
“And God said, ‘I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.’”
Recruiting at the collegiate level is not an exact science. As coaches travel around the country looking for athletes to fill their rosters, they look for players who are not only talented, but who are willing to dedicate and commit themselves to being the best they can possibly be. Likewise, as coaches, we are committing to players to help them become the best they can be. We are promising to equip them for success.
This was the case when God selected Moses to lead Hebrew slaves out of Egypt. God was looking for a man who would be committed. When God extended Moses the “scholarship offer,” Moses didn’t think he was good enough to play for God. Upon hearing this, God assured Moses that He would be with him (Ex. 3:12). God was, in a way, saying to Moses, “If you come play for Me, I’ll take care of you. I’ll equip you to be the best leader you can be if you do the things I tell you.”
As coaches and athletes, we need to take comfort in knowing that when we accept God’s call and follow His leadership, He will make us the best we can be. And because God has promised us He will be with us, we should do our jobs confidently and accept the responsibility He has given us with the commitment and dedication we ask of our players and teammates.
1.How did you respond the last time you were called to serve?
2.Do you display the level of commitment God is asking of you?
3.Coaches, are you equipping your players as God has equipped you? Athletes, are you helping your teammates with what God has given you?