Coaching Individuals and Small Groups.
Main issues addressed include:
1. Confronting and Overcoming Worry
Sometimes, we don't even know why we worry; yet, it is a learned behavior. Living in a downward spiraling state of questioning "What if and Why" or remaining in a regretful state of "Could of, Should of, or Would of... If only" becomes absolutely exhausting and is totally useless. God does not want us to "wallow in our worry"... He came to set us free!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6
2. Transition and Change
Throughout our lives, we learn that change is bad or, at the least, uncomfortable but we don’t need to be afraid of the inherent uncertainty. If we can redefine transition and change as normal and necessary parts of life, then our lives can be a much more positive and affirming experience for us. Our growth happens in the discomfort of change and transition... in the "in-between" stage over a period of time... where life is truly lived.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. Seek his will and all you do, and he will show you which path to take." Proverbs 3: 5-6
3. Financial Faith
Society does such a great job of defining "success" for us that we've become slaves to our lifestyles of excess. It's been found that over 70% of people are only a few paychecks away from being broke, though they continue to think that money is their saving grace. Having been brainwashed to equate the things, the "stuff" we acquire, with happiness, we find ourselves just as empty as ever before. If we can study and live out what the Scriptures advise us regarding the topics of work, career and money, then we could better align our decision making and lifestyle choices with God's vision for our lives.
"For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil."
"No one can serve two masters...you cannot serve both God and Money". Matthew 6:24
4. Finding your Life's Purpose
Do we really believe that God has a good plan for our lives? It can be difficult to know what special purpose God has for us - each one of us! What with so many aspects of our life competing for our time and attention - family, career, friends, church, prosperity, health, etc - we can get into a daily rut just trying to make ends meet; however, God does have a better plan for each of us. He wants us to live joyfully while utilizing our God-given talents and giftings to the fullest extent of our potential. Although this can seem too simple to really believe, are you really living "The Dream"? If not... WHY?!? What Dream has God put in your Heart?
"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord. "Plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
5. Connecting to Faith
God designed us to be in relationship with each other, but we tend to solely rely on the human relationships we have with others. We put all our efforts into networking and connecting with others, putting much of our trust in people as we ignore our connection with God. Sometimes it's only when we hit rock bottom that we finally resort to calling on God and end up begging for His help. As if faith really doesn't work at all, we finally give into faith as our last resort. Until we recognize that uncertainty is God's way of keeping our focus on Him, can we truly remain connected with Him and finally begin our journey of Faith. Faith is simply learning to Focus with Attention and Intention Toward Heaven.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7