The Thrill of Victory or the Agony of Defeat, “The Master Recruiter” #5

The Master Recruiter

 

In Part #3 we briefly dealt with the coaches going out to recruit players with the power that the head coach gave them to use, including healing all sicknesses, diseases, casting out devil spirits, and raising the dead (Matthew 10:1,8), but he was the master recruiter. He communicated with the intensity of truth when he met with the recruits and their families to convince them why they should play for him and the word’s team. As in living life, you can recruit the best players, but it doesn’t guarantee they will play on your team

But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled – Matthew 26:56

  • When the head coach opened his mouth on the recruiting trail he taught the word, not idle chatter – Matthew 5:1-7:29 (example was the “Sermon on the Mount”)
  • If you were going to play for the head coach you would be blessed regardless of what life would throw at you to make you a loser, sickness, and disease are losers! If you were going to be a “Gloomy Gus”, go play for the world’s team – Matthew 5:3-12(the team was blessed), Luke 6:20-23
  • The head coaches’ words were his bond, he didn’t say things that he could not deliver, he didn’t boast, just spoke the truth about what he could or couldn’t do. The turn the other cheek thing I don’t really understand and why the head coach taught it, but he did. Maybe he was talking about blocking and tackling?  – Matthews 5:33-48, Luke 6:27-35
  • On the recruiting trail the head coach taught his recruits after they become part of his team, they could ask for things they needed. He taught them when you ask you don’t ask to be seen of others (a Biggy thing today – Matthew 6:16-18), don’t use vain(empty) repetitions (the rosary prayer) because they are just worthless, but come into his office close the door behind you and ask him what you need and if it was in my power to give, you will receive (Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:1-4)
  • The head coach wasn’t a worldly recruiter that seduces, cheats, or does the bait and switch to get a recruit to sign. If you ask you will receive what you asked for, including being healed. If you have the ability to give to your teammates if they need something, you freely give to meet their needs. If they ask for food, why would you give them a piece of coal – Matthew 7:7-11, Luke 11:5-13
  • The head coach taught his recruits how to think for success, this is the core of this intensity of truth thing. Peoples thinking patterns are molded by whatever church they decide to attend, worldly media they watch and listen to, the elite Hollywood team, or whatever organization they belong to like the “Elks or Moose”. You can’t serve two masters either you serve the head coach and his father or you will serve the world and the things of the world, beware of what you are thinking
  • Most recruiters speak what they think the recruits and their parents want to hear them say, but what is in their heart (the innermost part of their mind – Matthew 12:34, Luke 6:45) is who they really are. To lie today to persuade a recruit to be part of the world’s team is the new way of recruiting (Genesis 3:4 – the first whopper, John 8:44 – who the father of lies was)
  • The head coach gave his recruits an example of a rich man that trusted in his riches to save his life, but his riches didn’t save his life. What would have saved his life is being rich toward God (Luke 12:13-21). Then he taught his recruits life doesn’t consist in the amount of money you have, but what you think of God’s words that are written (Luke 12:22-31)   

The head coach gave his recruits the ABC’s for being good teammates and living life to the fullest (Matthew 6:19-34)

A – Don’t think about, listen to or use social media, they are part of the things of the world that steal your life’s dreams and goals. But think what the head coach teaches you to think (1 Corinthians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 2:5,4:8,1 Peter 4:1). On the practice field he taught it takes time to learn, and repetition of truth is the key to success, so think on those things, not the social media things – Matthew 6:19,20

B – He told his team not to be fooled, your daily thinking patterns (your treasures) will mold what you will become, so train daily for success. Life is not a movie or scripted like an actor playing a role, controlling your thoughts moment by moment is – Matthew 6:21

C – He taught them they are in control of the information that comes into their mind, regardless of the circumstances they would be faced with on the playing field of life. If it’s the head coaches’ words you will be successful and if it’s not you won’t. The key again is your thoughts need to be riveted on how the head coach thinks, this is the intensity of thinking truth 24 hours a day – Matthew 6:22,23

E – The head coach taught you can’t serve to 2 masters when you play on his team, you will either serve and love your teammates, or you will hate them and serve yourself and money – Matthew 6:24

F – The head coach’s recruits were young; they had their whole life in front of them. He knew they all weren’t going to make it to the NFL, but they probably did. So, he taught them about their needs in life being met. They shouldn’t have anxious thoughts about what they would eat or their clothing. Doesn’t say they shouldn’t think about them or work to have them, sort of downs the welfare system (mooching off other teammates is not good). In our country, if you are able to work and don’t, you shouldn’t eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). The head coach taught if you are not able to practice or train, you won’t be playing in the big game of life – Matthew 6:25-32, Luke 12:22-31

G – He taught when you are playing in the game of life don’t think about the future. By concentrating on and doing the right things in the present will bring future abundance – Matthew 6:33,34

H – If you want to be a great teammate don’t be a hypocrite judging and correcting your teammates if you are doing the same thing. Change yourself first then you can teach your teammates to do the same – Matthew 7:1-5, Luke 6:37-42

 

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