It’s not easy to lead a team, especially when you’re the head coach. You have to be able to motivate your players and make sure they’re all on board with the game plan. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re the only one pushing them through the ups and downs of an entire season. Yet, in order to be successful at anything – sports or otherwise – you need support from your peers and colleagues as well as your family members. Even though we may think we can do everything on our own (and sometimes it feels better that way), there are times when we need others around us for encouragement and strength…especially when times get tough!
God Will Sustain You
1. You Will Be Tested
Your whole life is a test. You will be tested by people, circumstances, and even by yourself. You will be tested by God, by your own thoughts, actions, and words.
This is done for many reasons but most importantly to see if you are willing to pass on what He has given you as an individual and if you can handle those difficult situations that are thrown at you throughout life. The reason why it’s important to go through these tests is that they make us better individuals in our religion; they make us stronger spiritually, mentally, and emotionally so we can prepare ourselves for whatever comes next in this lifetime or any other lifetimes we might have after death if there is such thing as reincarnation (which I believe).
2. You Will Be Sought Out
You will be sought out by God. That’s a promise, and it’s one that you can count on. God is seeking us out right now, even if we don’t realize it. He knows our needs and wants to meet them, but we have to ask for His help.
Often times when people are in need of help or comfort, they think that this means they must go somewhere else for these things—to an event, a place, or someone else. But the truth is that God is always with us and He wants to help us through whatever may come our way!
3. You Will Be Silent
But there is another side to this coin.
You will be silent.
You will be silent because your words are not helpful and God wants you to be your best self so the best way for him to help you with that is if you’re not talking. You don’t need more words; in fact, they only get in the way of what God wants for you—which is being yourself and being who he wants you to be (whoever that may be). If it helps, imagine those words as a bunch of silly little puppets who have been given too much power over your life and actions—they don’t know what they are doing or saying! So just sit back and watch them thrash around awkwardly while you listen attentively to their garbled nonsense until they go away by themselves…and then finally become silent when no one even notices anymore except for maybe a few people who already know how crazy these things were acting before anyway…
4. You Will Be Supported
Your strength will not come from the outside. It will come from God. He is a good, loving God and he knows exactly what you need to get through this difficult time.
God will give you the strength to endure, continue and keep going!
God provided for my needs when I went through my painful experience of divorce. He gave me peace, joy, and hope even in the midst of suffering because I knew he was with me every step of the way!
5. You Will Be Strengthened
God will strengthen you.
We all need to be surrounded by people who encourage us, lift us up in times of distress, and help us see the best in ourselves. God will help you do this. He will give you friends who are kind, loyal, and supportive. He will also show you how to be a good friend yourself—a person who encourages others when they need it most and then listens without judgment when they want to talk about their struggles or fears.
God will help you stand up for what is right.
When others act unfairly or unjustly toward someone else, God wants us to step in and defend the victim (Leviticus 19:15). We must take action because we know that “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23), which means that every person—including those who hurt others—needs forgiveness from God if we are going to live with peace on earth (Matthew 5:9).
6. God will help you be your best self.
God will help you be your best self. He will sustain you, support you, strengthen you, and help you be tested.
When the world is silent and the chips are down, God will still speak to His people through His Word. The Bible says that God’s book is alive (Hebrews 4:12). It was written by human men but inspired by the Holy Spirit of God (2 Peter 1:21). Because it’s alive and living in many languages around the world today, it reaches out to everyone who reads it in an interesting way: “The words of this scroll are reliable and true” (Revelation 22:6).
So, how do you know if God is testing you? The answer is simple: if you feel like quitting, God is probably trying to make something out of you. Maybe he wants to strengthen your faith or strengthen your resolve in following him. Maybe he’s challenging your character and patience. Maybe there’s something special about this particular trial or series of trials that will help make you into the person God wants you to be when it’s over!