Torn Down and Built Back Up
In my reading today I made note of how as a coach I work my wrestlers out to tear them down, so they will be built back up stronger, faster, and tougher. They lift weights, run, practice moves and stretch to get in peak physical condition. They do this so they can battle and compete to win matches and be the best they can. Every coach has a plan going into the season, each competition and practice. If not they are planning to fail as the old saying “failure to plan is planning to fail” applies. God is the same way when working in our lives. God has an ultimate plan for us and that is salvation and eternal life in heaven with him. He wants us to be successful in life, be of a servant mindset and help people while here on earth.
Our walk with God compares to having a coach. He works us out, tears us down, breaks barriers and coaches us through these live events. For us to get to where we want to be and meet our goals, we have to work hard, pray, read his word and prepare ourselves to be torn down and built back up stronger. Doing this breaks down the barriers in our connection to God and makes us better christians and servants of others in small increments. We tear down and build back up with the knowledge that God loves our small wins and improvements. Just like a coach, he pushes us to get better in our craft, develop as better humans and ultimately be a light to him for others.
I wrote down some questions to check myself and see where I may be falling short as a Coach and Christian. :
- Am I doing what I need to do everyday to tear down so I can build back up?
- Am I being the person I am called to be in God’s eyes?
- Am I willing to put myself out there and risk ridicule, personal attacks and persecution for my beliefs?
I wrote these three questions down and put them on my computer so I would see them daily. I looked at my goals not only as a coach, but as a christian. What do I need to do better and where can I improve daily to be “Torn Down and Built Back Up”.
Corinthians 2: 9-10 “No eye has seen, nor ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him”. But, it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
Lord, help me to seek you by tearing myself down and building back up with small improvements everyday. Help me to become a better husband, father, brother, coach, mentor, teacher and most importantly a Christian. Amen, Amen and Amen.
God Bless! KB