Coach Lew Johnston has a blog of his own called “Coaching the little things” that you can check out. It’s a great resource for information, plus Lew is an expert in coaching the classic “Wing T” offense. Thanks to Lew for his contributions to recruit757.com and to the community! – AH
by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757
Pastor Bob Gass writes that, “Two of our biggest fears are — failure and criticism. You can overcome them, but they’ll show up when you face your next challenge. It’s in accepting fear as part of life’s journey instead of running from it, that you learn to conquer it.” Wow! Wouldn’t that be nice… to conquer your fear of failure.
Our means of dealing with fearful situations is to avoid them. We learn to live in a “comfort zone”… both emotionally and spiritually. We believe that our comfort zone will protect us. Unfortunately, it is only going to suffocate us. Our comfort zone keeps us from seeking the goals and dreams that we secretly long for. We attempt to stay busy; but, meanwhile, we jealously watch others passing us by. It may be time for you to “break the chains” of fear and criticism and step out into freedom. Zach Williams, one of my favorite Contemporary Christian singers has a song on the radio called “Fear Is a Liar.” How true!
An unknown poet wrote, “If you are in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out, remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.” Those “winners” found a way to overcome their doubts and fears. In my case, it was learning to “let go and let God.” When I put my trust in the Lord, He began making changes from the inside>>> out! Realizing that I didn’t have to go it alone… that I had Jesus’ help… it created more self-confidence. It’s interesting. As my “Jesus-confidence” grew, my self-confidence grew! It can for you too!
– Lew Johnston