Occasionally I will create a short post from a devotional exercise I use with my coaching clients. Here is the first one.
I truly believe coaching or life development is a “sacred” process of– us doing but God leading. Our thoughts alone are not big enough for God’s plans for us. We need to hear from Him by meditation in His word.
Therefore, along side of my 8 week coaching process, clients do a daily devotional created to get them asking God about their unique purpose in Him. Here is one devotional exercise we use to help you clarify your life mission:
Week 4, Day 1: Read Romans 15:18 then all of Romans 15 on Paul’s life mission. Paul’s mission can be summed up in verse 18, “I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God in what I have said and done”
Try to complete this statement Paul made with one or a few ideas of your own mission:
I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in _____________________________
Here’s an example using my life mission:
I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in helping people find confidence to do God’s will in their work.
Take your time with this. Think, pray, sit with it for a while. Then get something down on paper even if it isn’t your ultimate life mission. Over a few days, “try it on”. As you do life and work, ask yourself if you can say what Paul said about his mission: “I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God”
This is between you and God so you needn’t share it here in the early stages. On the other hand, others will eventually see the “glory of Christ” as you live your mission for Him. So, if you would like to post your ideas here for feedback or to encourage us, we would be honored.