Because we don't have time to waste.
We're participating in one of the greatest moments in human history--the latter-day gathering of Israel and the continuing restoration of all God has to offer his people.
We're living at a time with more sources of power and information--and yet just as much confusion--as ever.
Here's where Satan wants to see us stuck:
In our relationships.Oh glory be, if I had a dollar for every person who is trying so hard to have charity for that toxic person (or persons) in their life! I am convinced there are few situations more painful than a stuck relationship. They can be the source of our greatest joys and our most insidious downfalls. Sometimes I wish I could get on a tower and tell the whole world what I know about how to get unstuck in relationships! There are tools that are SO MUCH BETTER than trying to be on good behavior, than trying to "just think positively." We have a divine commission to love as God loves. And the tools of this coaching philosophy allow you to access charity in pragmatic ways. It starts with prayer. But there is work involved. And education. And an understanding of how the problems got there in the first place.
-----> If someone told you that they had resources to offer you in that miserable no-man's land of your current relationship, wouldn't you give it a shot??
In our faith."Now we have a world where people are confused--if you don't believe it, go and watch the news." [I love that this children's Primary song translates so concisely into modern adult vernacular.] Because I learned it when I was six, and that statement is still 100% relevant. And while I think that we as a people fervently believe that nothing indeed can separate us from the love of Christ, there are still myriads of faith issues to feel stuck about. So many. And sadly, there aren't many opportunities for discussions that allow for the honesty and the pain of big questions in a safe space.
-----> If you are grappling with a big faith question that feels too painful to bring up inside church and too dangerous to ask outside--can we talk? I promise I won't offer platitudes, because I know that I don't know what's best for you.
In our confidence.I believe if the devil could rip one thing away from me, it would be my confidence. He'd have me forget who I am. He'd have me judge my worth by my social media presence or my house size or my body size. Incidentally, I had to explain this recently to my daughter who had innocently made weight comments to someone at school. In explaining that such comments were hurtful because some people judge their worth by their body size, my 8-year-old asked incredulously, "Why would anyone do that?"
Why indeed. Because the devil doesn't have to work nearly as hard when he can get us to do his job for him--negative self talk, personal confusion and self-destructive behaviors, hiding, binging, seeking pleasure in deceptive places. And then made worse by the self-shaming. The more we can talk openly about something, the more we can solve for it.
-----> If you're ready to get someone on your team--someone to offer you a rope amidst your own destructive behaviors (and we all have them), then count me in. It's not a matter of to-do lists or 12-step programs. There's a much deeper spiritual self connection to be had if you're ready.
Let's set up a call.Click here for my calendar.
Coaching is what ministering ought to be.
Don't get me wrong--I adore the ministering program of the church. Some of my greatest relationships have come from ministering and visiting teaching.
But let's be honest--most of the time when we get together with others, we don't bare our soul. And even if we do, the other person isn't usually well-equipped to help us solve that.
[Of course, one should never underestimate the power of friendship and casseroles.]
But coaching is such a different source of help. It's like a pack full of power tools.
And when you're at a crossroads and you feel like you just need help, but you don't need advice, then coaching is for you.
I don't give advice.
I simply show you the thought patterns that are keeping you stuck.
And then once we clear out the clutter, you can access inspiration in more powerful ways.