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OneCoach: Giving Your All

“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:3-5 (ESV)

Vince Lombardi always seemed to have some very strong words. As a player, and coach, his speech “What It Takes To Be Number 1” always has resonated with me.

There is something very vivid in the picture his words paint: “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle—victorious.”

This always gets my blood pumping—I am ready to run through a wall.

As a soccer player this would breed a lot of confidence in me. I truly did feel unstoppable. I wasn’t guaranteed victory, even when I worked my hardest. As followers of Christ, we are guaranteed victory. The confidence that this guarantee elicits should develop such a drive within us that we are more than compelled to step on the spiritual battlefield and fight for the King.

Make every day your finest hour. Start today knowing victory is in hand.

— Ryan DiNunzio

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