I am working on updating my Life by Design coaching program and was reminded about the changes I have made in my own life. Man, looking back I am so thankful. If you read my post A Kingdom View of Work/Life Balance or Midlife Crisis? Depression? Maybe you are just Bored? you can tell this topic is heavy on my heart this month. I hear from many people that are not exactly sure where God wants them right now. I so want to encourage you! My journey to God’s path was such a major detour from the path I was on that my story will definitely give you hope!. In reviewing how God moved me I remember I had to start with a blank slate. This was the thought process from my article Life by Design:
If you could start all over what would your life look like today? (Of course you have to work with main components – like your spouse and kids have to stay!) Would you be in the job you are in? Would it even be in the same field? Would you have your kids in 3 different activities each that you needed to be in 6 or 9 different places every week? Where would church rank in importance? Friends? Are you having any fun? This is the time to start laying out your life. The one you want to live. DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF YET WITH BARRIERS. Most barriers are self-imposed and there are ways around them. I said “most,” not “all.” But at this stage try not to limit yourself. If I can go from a Corporate VP to a Christian Counselor, believe me, a lot of barriers can be knocked down.
I firmly believe that God has a plan for each of us. The first step to learning what it is for this season is to SEEK. This may give you a good place to start. Also, I plan to do the Life by Design Course soon – Monday nights starting in January 2010! Hopefully a great way to begin the new year! If you are interested, let me know or stay tuned. I will post it here!
Holly Rabalais says
Awesome! Can’t wait to dig into this topic, Sue, and you’ve already given me a starting point. The questions you pose are ones I ask myself often; however, I rarely take the time to answer them thoughtfully. I think that we all need life coaches…someone to help us find ourselves and who God wants us to be. Life coaches may come in the form of a spouse, a friend, a family member, but sometimes we need a new set of eyes and ears. I’m looking forward to your Life by Design course!