Joe Gibbs was the 20th and 26th head coach of the Washington Redskins, leading the team for 12 seasons. In 1991, Joe and his friend Don Meredith launched Joe Gibbs Racing—a NASCAR racing team. He is the author of Game Plan for Life Chalk Talks—a companion devotional to the Game Plan for Life Bible. Check out Joe's website at gameplanforlife.com.
What he Said … Winning and Losing
As head coach of the Washington Redskins, I won three Super Bowls. As the owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, I've won three NASCAR Cup championships. Along the way I've learned a lot about what it takes to win. I also know something about losing.
Standing on the sidelines in front of 91,000 fans when a decision I made may have contributed to the Redskins' defeat is tough. Watching one of our cars dominate a 500-mile race only to get taken out by equipment failure is hard to take. In my personal life I haven't always been the perfect husband and dad. To be truthful, many of the most important lessons I've learned have come from failure.
When it comes right down to it, I'm just a regular guy looking for practical solutions to the challenges life throws at me. I believe God gives us the guidance we need in his Word. My hope is that as you read these devotionals, you'll be encouraged to "trust in the LORD with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding" so that he can "make your paths straight" (Prov. 3:5-6, NIV).