Often our early encounters with God are somewhat unorthodox. That's because God doesn't really fit in a box - He reveals Himself to us in unique ways. Taking time to reflect over our early experiences of God can be very fruitful - we may see how He was working and drawing us to Himself far earlier and more profoundly than we realized.
A positive mindset is required to have a productive and satisfying life. We are tempted to seek deliverance from our troubles in all the wrong places. We need, however, to be rooted and aligned in our Design, Placement and Purpose. If we are aligned, we can positively stand and move ahead into our mountain of destiny.
God wants to be with you in increasingly deep and meaningful ways.
You can Be With Him more tangibly and significantly. It starts with you wanting to be with Him ... or at least wanting to want to be with Him.
If you look for the Lord (Psalm 105:4), you will find Him. "You will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13).
A few tools or springboards to the process of Being With God are ...
* Scripture ... 2 Timothy 3:16
* Prayer ... beyond petitioning, beyond intercession, into communion
* Stillness and Silence ... simply being with Him without demand
* Waiting Upon the Lord ... deepening and growing in faith, as we hope in Him
Do you Want to Want to Be With God?
Which one of the above disciplines is being highlighted within you right now?
What might be a good plan/step to exercise the particular discipline which God may be using to invite you deeper into His presence.
~ Coach Tonm
Often the expression, "Who do you think you are?" is thrown at us as a challenge or taunt. You may have heard it on the playground, or in the classroom. Possibly your parents spoke it to you as a way to get you to stand down - to get a handle on yourself - and to fall inline
The enemy of your souls will also taunt you with this kind of expression whenever you are growing, taking positive action or moving into his space. He taunted Adam and Eve with such thoughts ... and he used them against Jesus too.
It is hugely important for you to get a clear sense of who you are - your design and your identity. Who you are - or at least your sense of it - will become the foundation for most of the major decisions and steps of your life.
Take time to Get Clear - it will save you a great deal of time along the way.
~ Coach Tom
~ Coach Tom
We often experience Core Challenges until we develop the Right Responses.
The challenges - or tests - may be repeated again and again until we are finally able to address and/or overcome them.
Now is the time to choose your Key Intentional Responses to the challenges that you have left hanging.
~ Coach Tom
Every Season has its own purpose - and appropriate actions.
James Clear, in his book, Atomic Habits refers to two kinds of purpose.
Motion: is a time that refers to learning, gathering information or contacts, organizing, preparing and planning.
Action: is a time that refers to behaviors that produce outcomes or results.
Often people get the purposes of what they are doing confused. Sometimes they think they are getting things done when they are only in motion. And sometimes people try to take on action without necessary preparation.
As you consider this season, I encourage you that this is a time for motion. Do what you can to deepen, clarify and prepare for the next season of your life that will unfold soon enough.
~ Coach Tom
Wisdom is important.
It is the application of knowledge/understanding that comes from our Head, Heart and/or Gut.
Here is a short (and a little shaky) video that speaks of relating to God, self and others through awareness of your Three Centers.
Let's all continue to grow in wisdom not just in age!
~ Coach Tom
I walked into a friend’s office and I was surprised to see a large handwritten calendar on his wall that he used to scratch out each day as it passed. He was using it (publicly I might add) to count down the days till he left his job. He was using the calendar as one might if they were a castaway on a desert island, waiting to be delivered from their isolation, or as a prisoner counting out the days left on her sentence.
Maybe you aren’t as blatantly crossing off your days, but you may feel like your weeks are somewhat purposeless, meaningless or boring. You may feel like you are passing your time more than living your life.
Today, I want to help you to lift your eyes … right where you are … to see your life from a totally different, life-changing vantage point. Are you ready for a life-upgrade?
Recognize that you have been placed in your exact location.
This may seem strange to you, but God has placed you in your spot, you...
Do You Want to Be Affirmed and Rewarded?
There is a lot to be gained by understanding who you are and investing your life wisely. There’s also a great deal at stake if you misunderstand, self-protect and do nothing.
The Good News:
You can have impact, be affirmed and rewarded in this life … and even the one to come. …
You’ve been Designed:
You’ve been created on Purpose with a Purpose. “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10).
David sang out to God in Psalm 139:13-16
“You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret...