Have you ever started something and then stopped after a short time? Do you have all these grand plans and never start them?Where are you in your walk with the Lord? Do you feel spiritually “stuck” or even stuck in a phase of your life that you feel like you can’t get out of?
We’ve all been there. I’ve been there. I’m taking the opportunity in this post to discuss all the things I’ve been up against, fought against and how the Lord is working in my life.
After my own personal coaching journey I’ve continued my “quiet time” in the mornings. It is in these moments that I am able to sit in silence, pray and journal and reflect on myself and my relationship with God. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything in the world but I certainly wasn’t always this way. It wasn’t until after my coaching experience that I was able to have consistent quiet time.
My life coach challenged me to think beyond surface level excuses as to why I had no time to pray or journal or that I was too “tired”. When I first sat down with her to set a goal I knew that in an ideal world I wanted to start my day off with the Lord, but I was afraid that I wouldn’t really stick to it or not have time for it. She challenged me to explore the reasons I wasn’t already doing it. Through these types of questions, I discovered it was fear that was holding me back. I’ve shared my past insecurities in previous posts, but this fear was that I wasn’t good enough or didn’t know enough about God to have quiet time. With my life coach I was able to explore small steps to take to connect with God and not feel like I’m undeserving or unable to perform contemplative prayer the right way.
There is no way to accurately explain the transformation and growth that occurred in my spirit after I realized my identity in God and his purpose for my life. The Holy Spirit was present in every coaching conversation I had and I was determined to “live by the spirit.” I prayed that I would live by the spirit and not be ruled by fear. I prayed that I would fearlessly walk and welcome any situation that would transform me so that I can fulfill what God has called me to do.
God gave me a very clear answer: “The Time is Now!”
Of course this is also the title of a series that a small group I am in is going through. It is a study of the book of Haggai and it’s been clear that everything related to this study is directly for me.
1. God gives us steps one at a time to follow and we may not know the big picture, but it is when we are obedient and follow steps 1,2, and 3 that we will be able to continue on to 4,5, and 6.
2. Resistance and opposition is stronger when you are following God’s plan for your life When the naysayers are everywhere and people are looking at you like you’re crazy, you’re on the right track!
3. When that resistance comes, and it gets hard and we want to give up, we need to be strong in the strength that is not our own, and continue to do the work.
Following God’s will does not mean that it will be easy, but it be worth it. (Just think of the Apostle Paul!)
Everything I have faced in my life, every circumstance, every decision and every obstacle has prepared me for what my kingdom purpose is. I would not have known that had I not started on a journey with a christian life coach to help me discover these things.
My life is not my own, it belongs to my heavenly father and time spent away from Him is time wasted. You are not living unless you live for him and his purpose and I can help you achieve that. My mission is to help those of you that may feel “spiritually stuck” or wish to live out your purpose that was given to you by him.
There is no better time than NOW to start opening your heart and allowing him to transform you. That is what Butterfly Beginnings is all about. It is about complete transformation, It is when who you were and who you are in Christ no longer look alike. The butterfly no longer looks like the caterpillar and once it is transformed it has faith and is given wings to fly. Please look at my page on facebook www.facebook.com/butterflybeginningsgrowthcoaching and strongly consider participating in a free book study that will start to answer some of the questions about God’s vision for your life.
The study is “Chazown” by Craig Groeschel and it will start on February 1. To sign up just message my page or even like the post on my page.
If you are interested in growth coaching or want to learn more information please also message Butterfly Beginnings, I would love to help you get started on your own transformation!
Yes I am a personal and spiritual growth coach. Yes I am new to this career, but experience pales in comparison to what God has placed inside of me. Connection. Community. Consistency. My coaching and my book study will provide these crucial elements necessary for a healthy spiritual relationship.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17.