Coaches’ wives from every level have contrasting roles in their husband’s program. Some are super involved, and others just try to show up on game day. Some may wish they were more a part of the team, and others would like to back off their involvement.
Wherever you fall this season, it’s important to remember not to compare yourself to others. You’re going to see a lot of coaches’ wives make game day treats and have team dinners and wash the jerseys and are the team photographer and that’s all amazing and perfectly fine. But maybe you’re working all day and trying to help your kids with homework and and have a hard enough time keeping up with your own laundry, much more your team’s laundry.
Can I just reassure you, no matter where you fall, you’re good enough?
When Jesus fed over 5,000 people, He did it with just a little basket of bread and fish. Everything that boy had was handed over to Jesus, and He did something miraculous with it.
Maybe your basket is filled with time and creativity and the ability to serve your team this season. Give it all to Him. Maybe your basket is full of exhaustion or feeling burned by the last job or the desperate need to take a little time for yourself. Give all of that to Him, too.
Jesus wants us to make a daily habit of giving what we have to Him. Then, you know what’s so great? He lets us sit back as He does ALL the multiplying. He’s not asking us to hustle and burn ourselves out day after day, season after season. He simply says, “Give me whatever you’ve got, and watch what I can do with it.”
Friends, there were SO many seasons where my only involvement with the team was to tell a few players (I didn’t even know their names), “Good game” on Friday nights. My plate was full of new babies and sleep deprivation and just trying to listen to Coach each night. It was all I had. But God did something amazing in those seasons. He did more than I ever could have done on my own.
What’s in your basket today? Surrender it all to Him. You’re gonna be blown away by what He will do with it.
This post was written by Kayla Fox, owner of The Fly Fox Apparel and wife of Coach Fox. She is passionate about encouraging coaches' wives so that they can have stronger marriages and make a better impact on their communities. Together they have two boys, two girls, and a shared love of Friends and Jesus.