The Greatest Coach

“Listen carefully: I am sending the Promise of My Father [the Holy Spirit] upon you; but you are to remain in the city [of Jerusalem] until you are clothed (fully equipped) with power from on high.”  

Luke 24:49 AMP
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Knowing what it takes to win in life can be such a blessing. Some go to great lengths, trying everything in the books to win but still fall short. There are some athletes or sportspersons whose talent or gifting we cannot deny but when it comes to winning or becoming the best in their field they simply can’t stand up to be counted. 

We realize then that winning in life may require more than talent, preparation, and zeal, there seems to be a need for a coach in the life of anyone who is serious about reaching their best or maximizing their potential. 

Who is a coach? A Coach is someone who helps you to become better. Your coach gives you special training or teaching that helps to bring out the best in you and having a great Coach can indeed make a lot of difference. 

Great Coaches can help you win a game because they know the game and can read the game. A great coach can also see your potential. A great coach doesn’t just see what or where you are today, but they can see who you can become and where you can be tomorrow, so they work with you to get there. 

However, there’s a world of difference between great coaches and the Greatest Coach. The greatest Coach doesn’t just know the game He owns the game. He doesn’t just read the game, but He leads the game. He doesn’t just cheer you on from the sidelines but He’s with you on the pitch. This greatest Coach is the Person of the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 gives us this beautiful description of Him “But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you” 

‘…He will teach you all things.’ Praise God!  

And in Luke 24:49 that was quoted earlier, we saw Jesus instructing His disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they were fully equipped with power from on high. They had been with Him, they had received Training, but Christ seemed to be telling them that ‘Guys, I know you have received the best training possible but don’t dare to launch out until you receive the Greatest Coach whom I will send to you’ 

The greatest Coach doesn’t just know the game He owns the game. He doesn’t just read the game, but He leads the game. He doesn’t just cheer you on from the sidelines but He’s with you on the pitch. This greatest Coach is the Person of the Holy Spirit.

Again, in John 16:13 Christ said “But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]” 

Wow! The greatest Coach will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth] and will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]. 

What a blessing it is to have the Greatest Coach in one’s life. Having the Holy Spirit in our life makes all the difference. Little wonder that Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”. 

You will receive power and ability…Hallelujah! 

The Greatest Coach, the Holy Spirit gives us power and ability, this was what happened on the day of Pentecost. Acts 2:1-4 tells us the story. 

When the day of [a]Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, 2 and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. 4 And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other [b]tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately]. 

Following the trail of this story of Pentecost further, it leads us to Acts 17:6 which says ‘But when they failed to find them, they dragged Jason and some brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too;’ 

These men. These men who received the Holy Spirit. These men who have the Greatest Coach Living in them have turned the world upside down. 

Do you have the Greatest Coach in your life? Have you received the Holy Spirit? Do you have the Power and Ability that only the Holy Spirit gives? 

If your answer to the above question is Yes, then please GO CHANGE YOUR WORLD. 

Remain Blessed. 

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