Question: Why Life Coaching in the Body of Christ..?

Because ‘Christian Life Coaching ‘build’s and maintains Motivation for the Journey!..

The Bible exhorts us to pursue Vision; for without Vision, God’s people perish!

Coaching is about growing & encouraging ‘momentum!’ Helping people learn, rather than telling them!

In the future, those who are not Coach’s will not be promoted. Why? Because Coaching is about ‘Growth & Vision.

So, it’s time to let go of those things behind and ‘press’ toward the Goal for the prize of God’s Calling on Our life.

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Coached By Jesus

Someone looking into your life can be of great value.

An outsider is able to see your predicament without fear or doubt.images
Often a ‘Word in Season’ can be the key that unlocks your present situation.

If only we could have such a person in our live’s: guiding and encouraging us.

Thankfully, as Christians we do have that Person -The person of the Holy Spirit.

We have the word of God and the Spirit working in all things together for them that love Him.

If we have faithfully stored up God’s Word within our heart’s we are able to quickly repel lies and deceptions of Satan. And rise up in rule and authority.

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Relationship with God the Father

Relationship

Relationship 

‘Living in faith’.
I have called myself a Believer with great passion. I minister to folk who need Coaching in areas of Parenting, Gifts, Talents, Career and Relationships.
Suffice to say I am a committed Christian and am often called upon for my prophetic words, prophetic songs and prayers for the sick.
But, after all these years I cannot say that I have a proper relationship with my Heavenly Father.
I go through the motions and get great Spiritual breakthroughs with Him. I meditate upon the Bible and can recite passages from proverbs and Psalms.
But after many years trying to know the Lord more clearly, I have concluded I have something of an ‘Orphan Spirit’.
I grew up a loner and lived as a single man for many years. Inevitably I took my loneliness to the workplace, and to the family and finally to the church..
To my surprise, when I became a Christian I witnessed many other orphans both in and out side the church.
The only cure I’ve found to this loneliness is through ‘Relationship’ This is the missing key to isolation; not only in the church but in the office, shop, family and fellowship.
The Relationship I am speaking of is of a continual stream of Father’s love.
Speaking to Him in our inner man, thanking Him, glad of His presence, help, encouragement and confidence – all being received by faith.
Continual communication with the Father in this way develops a strong and meaningful Prayer life.
The relationship that develops is as a father/mother relationship whereby we know He is with us and we can refer to Him continually.
No more an Orphan/son or Daughter.

Be Free from Rejection

How to live free from Rejection!

The spirit behind ‘Rejection’ is a harsh and often cruel Task-Master!

It works like this: say for example in the area of Public Speaking or addressing an audience, the fear of getting it all wrong will drive you to dwell upon it until you feel sick!.

images-1In your heart there is no escape! And by now fear has convinced you will never be able to face an audience again. You’ve done your best. You have rehearsed, memorised chunks of material but there’s no way out of it; you’re Stuck! Or at least your Soul is Stuck!

Thankfully the heart say’s another truth about you.

The heart say’s that “you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you!” And that through His Word He tells you how much he is loves you. He also knows the plans He has for you, to prosper to give you a hope and a future.”

So next time you are called to speak, confront, challenge or release your God-given gifts, KNOW that you are doing it through Him. AND NOT YOU! Ask for His help and He will send The Spirit to intervene

Spring Cleaning the Mental Clutter

imgres-1If you are like me you’ll have Post It Notes clinging to every available space: at your desk, your computer and beyond. I’ve even found one such preditor clinging to my cheek bone which, when decifered, reminded me to remove the other Post It Note on the back of my wrist, telling me to buy some more Post It notes and sundry stationary whilst in Sainsbury’s.

These spontanious ideas and reminders that promise so much, serve only one purpose and that is to drain me of all mental peace and sanity. The clutter, of course, goes way beyond the office in ever increasing creativity. So much so you may suggest I invest in an electronic devise to remind me of just about anything the ‘Enemy of my Soul’ could possibly cause me to forget. But, I’m sorry, I JUST DON’T DO  ELECTRONIC DEVISES – Why not? Simple reason it would necessitate 4 or 5 Post It Notes just to remind me how to operate the ‘Darned thing! ……. Born out of time, I guess!

Where there is no Vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)

Coffee Time Article that will challenge you in your Planning for this coming Year.

“What is the Vision for my Business?”

images-1With pen and paper to hand I begin crafting a New Year’s Resolution concerning my ‘Christian Coaching Ministry.’ Initially I make a weak attempt to plan for 5 new clients every week; which means I would need to increase my Marketing activity by 50%

Is that possible? Yes, but only with a lot of hard work! … Or a miracle!

A little dis-heartened I sit back in my chair to peruse my environment. I’m seated in a favorite Cafe. Conversation’s flow freely here among the clicking of Lap Tops and clatter of coffee machines. It’s a place of comfort and inspiration. And yet, I’m still stuck! Eventually, my eyes are drawn to a chalked Black Board sign that reads – “Coffee doesn’t ask silly questions – Coffee Understands”

How often I sought the comfort of coffee, and the atmosphere that goes with it. But I now see that it’s not the false comfort of coffee nor the people that I hanker after but of the presence of God. For He alone is the Vision for my Business.

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How to be Free From Christian Regrets

“… forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead…” Failure!

The Christian life is forever forward-looking. And yet so many of us are crippled by past hurts, disappointments and regrets.

Stuck!

The consequences of this dilema is that we are no longer able to fulfill the second part of this well-known Scripture: “… I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus..” (Philippians 3:14)

The ‘Prize’ is God’s call upon our life ‘In Christ Jesus’. It is a calling far higher than we would ever imagine! (Especially when so many of us are dealing with regrets, disappointments and failures).

And yet God can, and will, restore the wasted years and the missed opportunities. We only need to give Him our faith, based upon His promises, and then rest in Him.

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Prayer for Peace

Peace like a River

Peace like a River

Biblical peace does not necessarily mean the absence of problems. Neither does it mean the peace that comes with a warm sun shimmering like cut glass upon a languid river. As precious as these moments are they are not to be overly sought as a means of avoiding inevitable problems and challenges of life!

Neither are problems to be expected nor feared!

For us Christians, who have a promise from Scripture that problems will come our way, how then are we to deal with inevitable problems?

The answer is that the promise of peace comes through faith in Christ Jesus; and like any other grace it has to be applied by faith.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9 v 6) We can switch on His peace any time we need – just like we can switch on a light to dispel the darkness.

By turning to Him in troubled times we have the assurance of receiving His peace; a peace that passes understanding.

The key is to remain in Him! For ‘In Christ’ we are filled with the fullness of God. It is received by faith.

A Christian Life Coach will help you chart a new path and keep you focussed on your bright new future. Peter j Foster 11.6.’14

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How To Overcome Fear of Failure

Failure!

Failure!

Fear of failure is actually the ‘Fear of Man!’

Fear of Failure It is the shame that comes from being over concerned with what others think of us!  Will they accept us? Will we fit in? What are they saying and thinking about us?

Fear of failure will cripple our walk with the Lord!

We are so busy assessing what others think about us we lose sight of the fact that we are supposed to be living for Jesus and not for man!

Fear of failure has the potential to shut us down to ‘stepping out’ for Jesus. Fact is, we couldn’t bear the shame of getting it wrong! More fear, more failure!

In an effort to make ourselves look good on the outside we work on our appearance. We dress well; we smile and make ourselves look acceptable. We adopt an attitude and appearance of ‘having it all together!’ Alternatively, we simply give up!

The root of fear of failure is fear of rejection!

The tragedy is that God did not design us this way. This is what ‘Life’ has put upon us!

As ‘teens’ and young adults we would get up to all manner of mischief! Our elders would rebuke us. They would say: “Do you have you no shame!”

True, it was wrong for us to have done those things, but the cure for sin is not found in self effort, but in the finished work of the Cross of Jesus! He alone bore our shame! He bore our fear of failure and has become our Righteousness with God the Father – for us, on our behalf!

It is Jesus that lives. The life we now live in the flesh we live by faith in Him. (Gal. 2:10)

In the flesh, I can’t get it all right! I can’t get it all together! I have to die daily to me and choose to live through Him. And when I’m living through Jesus I’m living His Life. I’m living  confidently , courageously, lovingly and accepting of others. This is truly giving God the glory  – it is living through Jesus!

I ‘become’ as Christ in this World.

If you are on a journey of overcoming fear of failure, you do not need to suffer alone. As a Christian you are loved and accepted just as you are. God choose you and drew you to Himself. He has all the resources you need in His Kingdom to make you FREE and to know that ‘in Christ’ you are a great success! Do you want help in knowing your great value as a child of the Most High God.?

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Rebuilding your life with chronic illness begins by seeking God. Learn other ways you can help manage chronic pain or illness.

MomA diagnosis of chronic illness can bring with it feelings of denial, anger and grief. But, at some point, the emotions subside and you are faced with a harsh reality—you are no longer the person you once were. Chronic illness has robbed you from your sense of identity and purpose. Do you even stand a chance of rebuilding a meaningful life?

According to Judy Gann—a breast cancer survivor who suffers from fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders—you can. She took her experiences of living with chronic illness and her desire to comfort others and wrote The God of all Comfort: Devotions of Hope for Those Who Chronically Suffer.

“God has transformed a shy, quiet woman into one who shares His comfort and hope with chronic illness support groups throughout the United States,” she says.

Mari Eronen discovered her “creative side,” after reducing her work hours due to complications from Type 1 Diabetes.

“The part-time work hours may be a drain on finances, but they are definitely enriching my quality of life!”

Judy and Mari have rediscovered joy and purpose in their lives, and they are not alone. Many with chronic illness have rebuilt their lives and have gone on to launch new ministries, careers and friendships. Others have developed gifts and talents they never knew they had.

Making this life transition yourself can be easier if you know how other sufferers of a chronic illness dealt with it. The key is to keep it in perspective.

“Rebuilding or redefining normal is a long process,” explains Georgia Shaffer, a psychologist, professional speaker and life coach. “It can take years.”

Given just a 2 percent chance to live in 1989 after a recurrence of breast cancer, Georgia lost her job because she was too weak to work, and her husband walked out on her. After piecing her shattered life back together, she wrote A Gift of Mourning Glories—Restoring Your Life After Loss, to serve as a guidebook to help others rebuild their lives.

Tips for Rebuilding Your Life

Here are a few of her suggestions:

  • Seek God through prayer, His Word and the counsel of others. Finding meaning and purpose in your life is critical for your spiritual and emotional health. In prayer, ask God to reveal His purpose for this season of your life. Invite others’ input and don’t be afraid to step out and try new things. Have you always wanted to take an art class? Write a book? Now might be the perfect time to start.
  • Ask important questions like, “What am I passionate about?” “What in my life can I share with others?” We sometimes abandon our “passions” for adult responsibilities. Think back to your youth and what you enjoyed doing. Rediscover your gifts and talents. Although your chronic illness may keep you from coaching your son’s soccer team, maybe you can use your photography skills to capture those winning moments. Be creative.
  • Take calculated risks. Rebuilding your life requires that you explore unchartered territory. Sure, it might be scary to head back to college at age 35, but why not give it a shot? While you may not succeed at everything you try, the experiences will enrich your life and give you something to talk about besides your illness.
  • Eliminate toxic relationships from your life. Few things are more draining than dysfunctional relationships. People who consistently blame you for their problems, criticize your choices and discount your feelings are toxic. If being in someone’s company continually drains you, it might be a sign of an unhealthy relationship. Learn to establish healthy boundaries.
  • Forgive those who fail you. Over time, your friends will fail you, co-workers will fail you—even your church will fail you. Forgive them and move on.
  • Learn to choose between “best” and “good.” Your physical and emotional resources will limit your choices. Determine who and what adds meaning to your life and invest in those relationships and activities. Not sure? Ask a friend. A fresh perspective may be just what you need.
  • Share your gifts and talents. Those who suffer have a lot to contribute. It is critical to look for ways to share your gifts and talents with others in your church and the community.

Rebuilding your life while living with a chronic illness can seem like a daunting task. Take heart. With a little knowledge, creativity and encouragement from others, you can live well with chronic illness.

Just remember that God has a plan and purpose for your life, and he will lead you each step of the way.

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  • Important clues about our life purpose often surface during childhood. Recall what you loved to do as a child. How can you re-introduce these passions to your life now?
  • What are your spiritual gifts and strengths? How can you begin moving more in those areas?

Personality inventories like the MBTI are helpful when rebuilding your life after a diagnosis of chronic illness. For more information about this assessments and others, contact me today.

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Trust in the Lord

I usually begin my Daily Devotional with Scripture reading and Journalling. Normally I write about how I am, what is going on in my life, what I have understood recently by applying His word to my life. And on occasions, I ask Him very frank questions that need speedy answers.

So, this is my prayer life. I invite you into one such Journalling conversation with my Heavenly Father. “Trust i the Lord”

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I am treading carefully across a stream on stepping stones. Half way across the river, the water rushing playfully amongst the well-rounded stones, I am thrilled by the adventure but am becoming troubled as to whether I will get to the other side. With my trouser legs rolled up carefully I tread barefoot on the watery stones. There is a point halfway across where I fear I will not get any further. I’m beginning to panic and loose my balance as the now ferocious water bombards me in torrents. I test different steps forward but am loosing my nerve!

Finally I have to admit that I’m stuck! And so, right there caught between each bank of the river I call out to God for help. In the quietness that ensues at the depths of my heart I hear His small still voice:

“At a crucial point,” He says, “normally half way towards your goal, you will be tested. The temptation to give up at this time is at its peak. Continue to “Trust in the Lord”

That’s very true Lord, I reply within my spirit. In many aspects of my faith walk: my healing, deliverance and my ministry, at a particular point where it seems I’m just about to ‘break through’ I am some how or other slammed with fears of failure! Why is that Lord? What can I do to get beyond that fear?

As I wait there, with water rushing all around, I notice a cut off branch that is similarly stuck at this point. It is a metre or so in front of me and so I reach forward to grab it. Thankfully it unhinges itself easily from between the rocks and I pull it to my side. The branch is, conveniently, the size of a walking stick and so by steadying myself with it I manage to make my way safely to the other side.

“What a sturdy companion you have been,” I say to the walking stick. “And what a faithful God I have for presenting it to me just at the right time!”

I lay the stick on a grassy slope beside the river – in readiness for my return journey. And as I walk from the river I hear, in the splashing of water, the voice of the Lord speaking to me:

“My son, do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

I realise at that moment, the Lords right hand may at times be a ‘word in season’, or a person coming alongside to pray, or in this case even a walking stick to get me to the other side. These are the graces made available when we step out, in faith, to do exploits for Him; even in the case of writing a simple parable of His faithfulness.

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