“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths”~ Proverbs 3:5-6
So Coaching Lesson One – You must trust in the One who gives the Victory. Why? Really? Why not just figure things out for yourself?
Picture yourself at the oceans edge. You have a small paper cup of water in your hand. The cup of water represents your wisdom, your abilities and your knowledge. You may be pretty good compared to the next fellow. You may have successes in business and in your personal life. Your cup of water may be filled to the brim.
Now look out over the vast expanse of ocean. The ocean represents God’s wisdom and ability. Consider its size, depth, the power of its currents. Gaze out to the horizon. Listen to the roar of the waves. The ocean represents God’s wisdom, knowledge and ability.
How much more, really, how much MORE, can you accomplish by making the God of the Universe your partner?
Action Step – Quietly bow your head and ask for direction and guidance in all your decisions and actions. Especially when faced with a hard decision.
Here is what my experience has been. So, I’m faced with a troubling decision regarding my teen’s behavior, which is way out of bounds. I’ve made up my mind on a course of action and appropriate punishment. Feeling upset and overwhelmed, I bow my head and plead for guidance and direction.
All of a sudden a new approach to the problem fills my mind – a much more forgiving and merciful approach. It wasn’t the approach a child rearing expert would endorse – but it was the best solution at the time.
Prayer works. So don’t try to go it alone, reach out and ask for help.