Well, sort of….
To catch you up, I pulled down my site to give it a facelift. It also give me time to consider how I want to engage with you in this space.
Today, I thought I’d share nine (9) scriptures that supported me while reevaluating my coaching practice over the past few months.
Matthew 14:22–33: Stay Focused on Him
This was the jump off. I looked at this story and declared I want to be a version of walking Peter, willing to stretch toward Jesus’ hand even when it means walking through uncertainty to get there. It also expresses the power in staying focused.
Philippians 1:6: He Has Good Work in Store.
I found the most encouragement from this verse when I felt more like sinking Peter. It gave me confidence in God and His ability to see the end. Therefore, I embraced knowing God will use every celebration, fumble, victory, defeat as small deposits toward completing the good work He has in store for me.
John 14:26: He is Our Teacher.
This is one of my favorite verses in life! The truth of the Holy Spirit’s ability to teach and remind me is a blessing. I have seen it in action and I call on it ever time I coach, teach, speak and encourage. I pray for God to send my Advocate. I could really write an essay on this one.
Philippians 4:13: He is Our Strength.
The fear of people and their responses or opinions can gobble us up. It can make the strongest person shrink. In those moments of, “really God?” I leaned on this verse. I declared Christ as my strength and took the next best steps toward obedience.
Proverbs 3:5–6: He Will Guide.
Trust, seek and He will guide you. I have coaches, accountability partners but none compare to His guidance. Therefore, I sought to clothe the entire process in prayer and seeking His will.
Proverbs 20:5: Be One of Understand.
I have received the same questions, “Why coaching?”, “Why counseling?”. This verse is one of many that I hold dear. I aim to be one of understanding able to draw out the good in those who call upon me. So this verse helped me see the value in moving forward.
2 Timothy 3:16–17: He Will Prepare and Equip Us.
This pair of verses are the heart of my “why”. Whether it is teaching, speaking, writing or coaching I hope to grow in my dependence on Scripture and its ability to prepare and equip us to do the work before us.
Joshua 1:9: He is Present.
Working independently is not easy. There is no guarantees—and I love a good guarantee. 🙂 Therefore this command to be strong and courageous in the face of the seen and unseen is a pillar in my soul. Because I know God is with me.
Proverbs 19:21: His Purpose WILL Prevail.
Okay so, anyone who knows me knows I love love love to plan. I am a strategy person to my core. I can plan us up, out, through, over, and/or under just about anything. Did I ever tell you how much I love to plan?
This verse could impress upon the reader that planning is not necessary. But I’ve learned to embrace it in relation to the above verses. I can plan but I never have to worry whether I foresee every bump or detour ahead, God’s purpose will prevail. I will live the purpose He has for my life and so will you.
What is your greatest challenge? What transition are you weathering? How can embracing God’s truth shift your perspective of what you are experiencing?
What’s your favorite verse?
Are any of these new to you? Do you have others to suggest I visit? Share it in the comments. What is your favorite verse or quote to encourage you through a tough transition?