After recently reading the passage below in 2 Timothy ……..
…………….it reminded me what a ‘great coach and guide’ we have available – in our daily Christian life.
What you heard from me, keep the pattern of sound teaching,
with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—
with the help of the Holy Spirit , who lives in us. – 2 Tim 1:13 –(NIV)
Just like many things in life, we can take the most important people in our life for granted, and sometimes forget the foundational role they play for our overall benefit and helper within our pursuits in life. How many times do we ‘do it alone’, when things are tough… forgetting available resources and specific caring people who love us and are available for counsel at any time?
In passages like that above, the Bible reminds believers that we have a ‘Heavenly Coach & Mentor’, available for us, if we but seek Him out.
Who is that coach? He’s in the passage above, and here’s a hint….. His initials aren’t JC. This is in no way means disrespect to our Savior and God’s only Son. However, it is to bring needed respect to the ‘lonely’ member of the Trinity.
All of us seek the advice of mentors, ministers, coaches, teachers, or parents. But, I wonder how many believers experience the essence of the passage above, with our faith in Christ…. and with the help of the Holy Spirit? We tend to rely on ‘faith in Christ’, but do we seek the Holy Spirit?
Only you can answer this for yourself. Most Christians fail to recognize a heavenly helper other than God and Christ. But, there’s another we can call.
With football season upon us, an analogy comes to mind, to which we can all relate – ‘Coaches’……
Just like college teams who have many coaches on the sidelines, and NFL teams who have owners, general managers, and a head coach,
they all work together for a combined effort to guide the team (and each player), in their pursuits for victory.
As Believers, we have a powerful and effective team of spiritual advisors and coaches, beyond earthly coaches, ie, The Trinity ! .
The three members of the Godhead. And the 3rd member (The Holy Spirit) is designated as our ‘coach and counselor’, intentionally placed on earth
to give believers guidance and direction along our way. He took the baton from Christ on the final leg of the victory lap, and has continued to run into the crowd to help us in time of need. Have we ever realized this….. the 3rd member of the Godhead is our intended ‘on-earth’ spiritual guide?
But, we must seek Him out, just like we seek out a teacher or parent or coach in time of need.
He is there waiting for us, and many times guides us ‘secretly’ without us being aware.
But, the more we stop depending on ourselves and seek Him, the more we are in tune with God’s plan for us and the world around us.
With the distractions of daily life, and the church’s low emphasis on The Holy Spirit, it’s no wonder that we are confused, and as a result,
fail to seek out the Great Counselor ‘who lives within us’.
So, join me in prayer for all believers, including me and you, to have a greater knowledge, appreciation, and experience with our
Holy Coach, Chief Advisor, and Head Counselor – available 24/7, who was intentionally sent to help guide us with our playbook, on God’s team.