But the circumstances, fears, undeserved provisions and gratitude which should have resulted to meekness and humility from my end were unfortunately kicked out of the field because pride and the right-to-self kicked in.
I would think I already know the nitty-gritty of “managing” time, but no. I eventually realized that any attempt to manage time is useless because we cannot manage something we do not own and control in the first place. But we can steward it and surrender it to God because it has been given to us – in a form that is short therefore precious.
It is dreading to try to meet everyone’s needs and expectations. Jesus even identified a similar people-pleasing tendency in His disciples. They were torn between obligations to others and obedience to Him. They wanted to follow Jesus but on their terms, and Jesus challenged this kind of thinking. Jesus called them back to Himself with the unspoken question: Who are you going to please first?
Coaches are the authorities set by God for athletes – by no accident but by God’s plan. They were given because athletes need them. Therefore, athletes are called to respect their leadership regardless of their coaching style or personal background. As mentioned in Romans 13, disobeying our coaches is also a way of disobeying God because we are called to submit to the authorities God has given us.
About twenty-seven coaches from the Philippines, Myanmar and different cities and provinces in Thailand came to attend the course. This made the experience even more versatile because we also learnt from other participants.