"And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;” Isaiah 11:2 (The Spirit of Jesus)
“Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.” Psalm 5:1
A Life Coach is someone who, using motivational techniques can help you to get your life up and moving in the right direction. As a life-coach, you enable others to find their purpose using their core beliefs about themselves at the highest level. For many years others have encouraged me to embrace this ideology as a profession, because of my ability to help others find their direction. For me, it began very early; right out of college I was selected for my company’s executive training program. As a young executive, I embraced all those motivational techniques to empower my team. However, I always felt that something was missing, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. –I was already a Christian, so my belief was solid; I knew God. Yet, somehow, I just didn’t understand what the key ingredient was that I thought was missing. It really wasn’t until years later as I began to write, In The Master’s Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living, that I realized what the missing ingredient was. All that corporate training and motivational techniques, and somehow, I still missed the real reason why my team always did well. What I eventually realized was that it was my belief in God that made the difference. –It was Bible study and all those motivational Bible stories ingrained in my head since childhood. That’s what made the difference! It was the stories of Joseph, David, Abraham, Samson, Gideon; and most of all, Jesus.
Your belief changes everything. It changes how you think, what you say, and what you really believe about life at your core. It is your belief in the power of God that fosters your motivation, not your motivation that fosters your belief. It is not bowing to “the universe” as some new-age philosophies would have you believe. It is bowing in worship and supplication to the One who made the universe, the earth, and YOU. When I began writing, I realized that my core belief in The Almighty God, and His awesome power to produce above and beyond anything that I could ever ask or think, was the lubricating oil of my engine. And, it was God that fostered my faith, perseverance, and success.
The Bible, in 1 Corinthians 1:25, 27-28, says, “...the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. ...But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are...”
So, if you are reading today, and you are not a Believer, then today, I am not speaking to you. One day, when you become a Believer, you will understand. But, if you are a Believer, then I really want you to continue reading.
You have been given enormous power by choosing to Believe in God Almighty. Jesus, referring to the miracles that he performed said; "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” John 14:12 In other words, "You will do greater things than these because I go to My Father!”
But, for many of us, it comes down to the Words we speak every day. We continuously either tell ourselves self-deprecating thoughts, or we utter words out loud that profess our fears, disbelief, and powerlessness. We focus on our obstacles instead of our desired outcome as written in the Word of God, that says, “Fear not!” and, “Nothing used against us as Children of God will prosper.” Period! The power that God gave us through the utterance of our words, places a thought within us, and with it we gain the ability to blossom beyond our current circumstances or fail because of it. If we focus on God’s promises to do beyond all that we can ask or think, oftentimes, the thought is internalized in us so deeply, it transforms us beyond recognition. And so, God’s Word powered with our words becomes our profession of power!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made...” We know that the Word is Jesus. Use the utterance of your words to determine your destiny. You already do it every day without thinking. But, now that you know, make a conscious habit to focus on the Words you utter. Think of them as power seeds that you plant wherever you go. What you say is up to you! –You will either sow weeds that choke your spirit and the spirits of others; or, you will sow seeds of Love, healing, forgiveness, and prosperity. Either one will bloom and prosper; however, the one you will reap is the one that you have sown. So, plant wisely!
My seed prayer below is for you to say out loud today:
"Lord, remove the spirit of fear that exists in the lives of Believers. Give me the power to go onto the people of the world to profess the awesomeness of Your Name, Glory, and Spirit. There are so many people who are sick in their spirits. They walk this planet without any understanding that only You can alleviate the gaping hole in their life. Help me as a Believer to accept Your power to speak, the fearlessness to act, the power to pray, and the willingness to aid others in fully understanding, by Your Spirit, who Jesus is! Open opportunities in my life and the lives of all those reading for us to be true disciples for the Spirit of God in this world. Allow our lives to be a true testimony for the Love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen."
Study Reference: John 1:1-5, Isaiah 11:2, Psalm 5:1, John 14:12, 1 Corinthians 1:25-28
From: "The Power to Profess!" In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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