“Combining coaching and journaling WILL radically transform you and your life!” – Dr. Randy Peck
“For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible… everything got started in Him and finds its purposes in Him.” (Colossians 1:15, Msg)
Who are YOU?
What do you do?
Who did God create you to be?
For some reason, I was prompted to give a lot of thought to the first two questions last week. “I am a child of God, an ambassador for Jesus, the Messiah!” That would be my answer to the first question. That’s where I get my identity.
Regarding the second question, “DESTINY Coach!” That’s what I do and that’s what created me to be – a coach to guide people into their destiny. When talking to others one-on-one, some people see visions (visual images), but I see people’s destinies.
The Holy Spirit has guided my steps to bring me to this point where He is using me as a catalyst to assemble Team Destiny, a fast growing team of DESTINY Coaches to guide people into their destinies and to live abundantly.
For me, living life on purpose is the only way to live. It’s a life of passion, of commitment, of abundance. It’s living life smarter (not harder) – living life for LORD God Almighty, not myself. It’s living in Christ, with Christ, through Christ -that’s where the real POWER comes from. Like John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30)
According to Pastor Rick Warren in Chapter 1 of his book “The Purpose Driven Life:”
“Self-help books, even Christian ones, usually offer the same predictable steps to finding your life’s purpose. Consider your dreams. Clarify your values. Set some goals. Figure out what you are good at. Aim high. Go for it! Be disciplined. Believe you can achieve your goals. Involve others. Never give up.”
“Of course these recommendations often lead to great success. You can usually succeed in reaching a goal if you put your mind to it. But being successful and fulfilling your life’s purpose are not at all the same issue! You could reach all your personal goals, becoming a raving success by the world’s standard, and still miss the purposes for which God created you.”
In 2006, the Holy Spirit instructed me to step away from my highest paying, easiest, most enjoyable anesthesia job to make 2007 a year of Sabbath rest. My key verse for 2007 was “Be still” from Psalm 46:10. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best, I would give myself a “4” for how I complied with that key verse.
I started 2007 with a 21 day fast. My goal for the first few months of 2007 was to review my journals (highlights, low points, etc) for the previous five years to see where God had led me so I would better know where He was leading me. Because I succumbed to lots of distractions and failed to “be still” long enough, I reviewed less that 20% of my journal summaries.
Despite my failure, God’s purposes prevailed. The top best things that happened to me in my 2007 sabbatical year were meeting Dr. Jerry Graham and beginning my coach training by Lifeforming Leadership Coaching. Both happened on June 1, 2007. Now that’s super-convergence.
Jerry and Sharon Graham officially became web clients of mine when I received their signed written agreement and deposited their down-payment check on 07-07-07. It’s interesting that Rick and Rachel Heeren also officially became web clients of mine on that same day (777). More about this and CLARITY tomorrow.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your promise to make Your Word (the Bible) be a light unto my path as I meditate on that. Thank You for Jerry and Sharon Graham, Joseph and Marie Umidi, and Lifeforming Leadership Coaching. Thank You for Rick and Rachel Heeren and their networks. Thank You for all the people You have already brought on board with Team Destiny. May we die daily to ourselves to rise to new life in You. Thank You Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!
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Meet Team Destiny
Blessings to slow down, rest, and reflect to FOCUS your life on the one thing God created you to be and do!