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THIS PAST YEAR I HAVE OFTEN BEEN REMINDED THAT NO MATTER HOW SUC- cessful we are, we all face challenges and have circumstances that don’t go our way. It’s how we respond that defines our significance. How many times as a coach, parent, or mentor have you told someone, “I don’t
care how hard this is,” or, “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it” ... but when we
struggle with these situations it’s easy for us to become pessimistic and negative.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get upset or frustrated because life is full
of problems and difficult people.
Disappointments should strengthen, shape, and define our significance. I would chal-
lenge you to move forward in life. It’s not the size of the circumstance that’s important, it’s
our perception of the challenge; it’s how significant we make it in our minds.
BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO PERSEVERES UNDER TRIAL BECAUSE,
HAVING STOOD THE TEST, THAT PERSON WILL RECEIVE THE CROWN
OF LIFE THAT THE LORD HAS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
– JAMES 1: 12
These words help us understand the challenges in our lives. Remaining faithful to your purpose under the inevitable trials of life is when your voice and character becomes significant.
When you have finished the purpose that God has called you for — as a person, spouse,
parent, friend, coach — and when you die, will people talk about your significance in the
lives of others?
For the thousands of coaches that have dedicated their lives to the young athletes of our
state you have an opportunity to be a significant influence every day.
We all get tired, have stress, encounter trials, stumble, and struggle with our purpose
but through it all we have an opportunity to be the Godly example for others. The troubles
and trials we experience allow us to become more mature and complete as we become
significant in our work.
Go out today and impact athletes, parents and community leaders by sharing life principles on a daily basis. Make a difference in the lives of those around you and inspire
others to do the same.
We are proud to present the fifth edition of The Old Coach Friday Night Football, an annual
preview magazine 100-percent focused on Texas high school football.
A strong pat on the back also goes out to the outstanding writers and photographers
throughout the Lone Star State that helped The Old Coach Friday Night Football take shape.
I have reserved the final thank you for the coaches, administrators, players – both present
and past, parents and fans, who make Texas football not only a game, but also a way of life.
“FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU,” DECLARES THE LORD,
Hello, from The Old Coach!
“PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE
YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE.”
– JEREMIAH 29: 11