Shattered Dreams


Is God allowing your dreams to be shattered right now? Consider that your disappointment might be an appointment from God.

What dream do you need to give up so God can fulfill His dream for your life?

Coach D.W. Rutledge is a former high school head coach. He led Converse Judson High School (a 5A school in football-crazy San Antonio, Texas) to seven state championship games, and won four of them. He’s been inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, and is currently Executive Director of the Texas High School Coaches Association.

But beyond all the state titles and accolades, Coach is a great man who was a father to many young men like me, who didn’t have fathers. Coach Rutledge shaped my life more than any other man on earth. And not just me, but hundreds of other young men who loved Coach as well, because we knew that he loved us.

But did you know that Coach’s dream was to coach college football and not high school? He ended up coaching high school because his dream to coach college football was shattered.

He told me it was devastating when he could not coach college. So he settled for coaching at Converse Judson High School. I’m thankful God allowed his dream to be shattered.

What Coach thought was a disappointment was really an appointment from God.

Maybe God is allowing your dreams to be shattered right now? Cry the tears you need to cry. And then get ready to live His dream!

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