I officially graduated when I coached my trainer one last time just to iron out the details on December 21. I felt a sense of joy and relief, but it was soon coupled with worry and uncertainty.
Ok so I completed the training, NOW WHAT? WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
I prayed hard and looked for signs and answers and made up things I thought were signs and answers all the while something much better was taking place. I hate admitting this, but it was like I was giving God an ultimatum in a way, or at least putting contingencies on his power and plan for me. (Lord I know that if this person responds after sending her this then I know this is a sign to take coaching into a business)
Ha. Who am I to to make such demands? I am not going to tell him what to do because he is not going to do it. Ultimately I don’t want him to give me what I want, I want him to give me what is best and what he has planned for me. It is worth mentioning that even though my official internship is over ,I still meet and talk with my client, as we have somewhat adjusted our relationship into that of peer accountability”. After talking with her the other morning, I also called my mom where I openly shared the above realization with her. Not a second later than me saying ” I am going to stop trying to make things happen and just let them happen” does the other line ring in and it is a women that I had emailed the previous night asking if she would mentor me.
We spoke for about an hour, she asked me questions about my vision, my goals, my ideas and my passion for where I wanted to take my coaching. I could not really answer those questions, but I told her that money was not really important to me. It is more important that I would be able to help people either rediscover or discover their purpose and God’s plan for their lives. I want to work with “spiritually stagnant” people and help them grow closer to God. As my internship client said that once God was number one, EVERYTHING else in her life improved. (Side note that on the last day of formal coaching I asked her to rate the areas in the wheel of life again and in all areas she rated much higher). This is the same message I want to share with other people I coach.
The mentor coach I spoke with gave me ideas of how to proceed through her own story of getting started and how that changed slightly from year to year. While I do not have a background in offering retreats as she did, I do have the acknowledgement that while in prayer I have felt that I should start a small group (I have felt this way for awhile now, at least a few months).
I thought that having a small group would limit what I did with my coaching into a specific ministry, however while researching bible studies over the internet I learned that it will just be the beginning,
After the study on “Chazown”, participants are asked to come with a SMART goal. It is from this goal that they are to take the next steps to fully embracing God’s chazown, or vision for their life. It is also from a SMART goal that coaching journey is born.
So there are the next steps, I am taking coaching into my church to fully help people embrace their unique purpose by doing the “Chazown” series and I am also offering additional one-on-one help with SMART goals and accountability after the program is finished.
Much like the decision to pursue coaching, I feel a sense of excitement and calm about the next move. I know that eventually I may also take the Chazown study and do it online, offering the exact same thing to people all of the world who want to discover God’s vision for their lives. So if you are reading this and interested, stay tuned because a website, facebook page and online bible study offering will all be in the works!
I have named my “business” Butterfly Beginnings. This symbolizes the transformation that occurs when we become reborn as a result of the holy spirit inside of us.
These “promises” consist of 21 days of prayer and fasting that start on Sunday. I am ready to commit to 21 days of prayer and pray for whatever is laid on my heart. I am committed to the fast, because it will be a fast from sugar, caffeine, meat, dairy and gluten. I will eat only fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds for 21 days. I do this not as a way to lose holiday weight, but in utmost devotion to my Lord and Savior.
I will continue to arm myself and protect against inferior thoughts, not letting the enemy infiltrate my mind anymore with lies and false truths. In everything I do I will honor and respect my body and myself as they do not belong to me.
of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; Therefore honor God with your bodies.” ! Corinthians 6:19-20