“Well, I’ve made a decision. I don’t think I can do this any more. So, I’ve decided to quit!” murmured Pastor Josh on the other end of the phone. Could this be God’s revelation to him?
His coach responded with empathy, “Wow, sounds like you’ve come to some serious conclusions.”
“Yes, after all that’s happened, I just can’t see how I can continue to pastor here. I’ve done all I can do and feel like it’s time…time to move on.” he sighs.
“You mentioned you just couldn’t see how you could continue. What would you need to see to stay?” his coach asked.
“At this point, a burning bush would work!” Both chuckle. Then the pastor responds again, “I guess I’m just not seeing any fruit in what we’re trying to accomplish.”
“What are you seeing Josh?” Continue reading “Coaching and God’s Revelation”
Pursuing balanced ministry in the United States has become increasingly complex in the last 50 years. There was a time when being a good pastor meant preaching on Sunday, visiting the sick, and marrying and burying people. Now it seems the demands placed on the pastor have increased to the point where it’s unrealistic for one person to be able to be good at every area of ministry. Continue reading “Pursuing Balanced Ministry”
Understanding purpose gives clarity and vision when you look at the future. But what if you’re unsure of your purpose? Purpose seems to be a buzzword these days. Millions have purchased Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. Without question, the age-old question “Why am I here?” is one every human being ponders. We all want to know why we are here and what it is that we should be doing. Continue reading “Understanding Purpose”
As life coaches, we are all about helping people find and follow their God-given calling. It is easy for us to assume that to live your destiny is a given — that God’s will is for every person (or at least every mature believer) to being doing what they were made to do.
So it may come as a surprise to hear that to live your destiny is often NOT the will of God for your life. It is vitally important for life coaches to be able to help clients discern the timing issues of life purpose instead of just assuming that an active pursuit of it is the right thing to do. Continue reading “Live Your Destiny: When Not To”