When That Point In The Season Hits…

When That Point In The Season Hits…

When that point in the season hits and every part of life seems difficult. When every day feels like things are falling apart or could not get worse. Your children seem to miss Daddy more than ever. The connection that you had with coach all summer seems to be broken. Every conversation seems to be short or is hidden with stress and frustration.

I've been there. I am there right now.

I crave those slow moments with coach where nobody interrupts us. I wish there were conversations where both of us could stay awake for longer than five minutes. Those moments where neither of us is working away at our computer, when I can truly feel that connection again, feeling as one.

When those moments come, we've got to notice and have a plan! When we are intentional as those feelings arise, we can combat those difficulties by leaning in.

We've got to lean in, lean into Jesus. He ultimately is the one who is never two hours late. He's the one who is always attentive and never distracted. He knows exactly how we are feeling without us mentioning anything, and he's the one who has us in this exact season for a reason. He's the one who wants us to rest in His arms every day, but even more on those difficult days.

"For the LORD your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!" Deuteronomy 20:4

We've got to lean in. Lean into purposeful times or moments with our spouse. This is such a difficult task when talk is always about x's and o's or wins and losses.

This time is critical because in those few moments you do have, each second is valuable. It is a time to remind each other that you are in this together. To remind each other that you can't do this life alone.

It's a time to remind each other that this life is hard, but you wouldn't want to do it with anyone else. Those midday quick texts, those sweet notes in lunch boxes, or mirror notes go a long way. Be purposeful about keeping that connection. He needs you, and you need him!

"Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good for man to be alone.' I will make a helper who is just right for him." Genesis 2:18

We've got to lean in and not let Satan have a foothold on our hearts and minds. We have to make sure we have weapons to fight against his lies and schemes. We've got to make sure he doesn't take over our hearts and minds with bitterness or resentment. We have to be sure that we are staying in the word, memorizing scripture, and praying daily for our family and spouse.

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-17

We've got to lean in and know He is faithful now and has always been.
Through those tough seasons, He is faithful.
Through those wins, He is faithful.
Through doubt and insecurities, He is faithful.
He will never let us down.

"Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created." Psalm 119:90
We've got to lean in, and know He has a purpose and a reason for our lives as coaching families. Life is far from easy, and the days are long, but you, my friend, are incredible! God knew exactly what he was doing when he made you a coach's wife and when He made you a coaching family. He knew the impact you will have and the love of Jesus you will show to everyone.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13

Brittain Bright is a passionate coach's wife, mother of three and an elementary literacy teacher. She loves being a teammate with her coach/husband in this ministry! When she isn't juggling being a wife, mom and teacher she loves spoiling herself with good skincare, coffee and reading.
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