Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose.

If you’ve ever seen the series “Friday Night Lights”, you recognize this mantra. Before every football game, Coach Taylor’s locker room speech finishes with these three phrases: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose. These principles are actually found in 2 Corinthians 4. Verses 7-10 describe our current circumstances, and throughout the chapter, we learn how to walk through it. Our husbands are gearing up each day to face daily challenges and unknown risks, so you can use these 3 phrases to start brainstorming how God would have you to cheer on your coach. God is the ultimate motivator, but He wants to use us in our husband’s life. If you are a coach as well, please know that we are praying these things over you as you serve God on your mission field of sports.

Clear Eyes.
“We look not to the things that are seen, but the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen or transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” -2 Corinthians 4:18
-Remind him about how God has already used him in the life of a former player.
-Ask the Lord for patience, because we probably will never be able to fully understand what our husbands are going through.

Full Hearts.
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.“ -2 Corinthians 4:16
-Ask the Lord to fill our own hearts, so that we can pour into our husbands’ lives.
-Ask your husband how you can pray for him.
-Ask for the roster so you can pray for the players too.

Can’t Lose.
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us and eternal wait of glory beyond all comparison.“ -2 Corinthians 4:17
-Encourage your husband to persevere and run the race. He can still impact players’ lives without a season.
-Ask him what the “win” would be for him over the next several months, and let him know that you will be praying.

-Candace Lane

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