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Living Below the Line

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Imagine, as a coach, you are told that your team can only play on the defensive half of the pitch.  What would happen to you and your team?  What is going to result from such a law?  Living below the line is the prision that we all experience as a result of living out of our flesh, and it prevents us from responding from a place of love, joy and hope.

Living below the line is centered on pride and is  manifested in feelings and behaviors like loss, anger, jealousy, gossip, fear, confusion, shame, guilt, blame, drug or alcohol abuse, physical, verbal or spiritual abuse, rejection and many others.  All of these ultimately lead toward destruction and death.

When a coach is living below the line, he is going to bring those behaviors to the pitch. The players, who have given the coach the authority role, will then respond to what the coach is telling them, and the lies are passed along to them. This results in players who are unmotivated and self-destructive.

Our only way out is a life surrendered to Jesus.

Galatians 5:19 
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.

Ephesians 2:3
Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.


Proverbs 11:2 When swelling and pride come, then emptiness and shame come also, but with the humble (those who are lowly, who have been pruned or chisled by trial, and renounce self) are skillful and godly Wisdom and soundness.

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