The systems of the world may never “sit up” and recognize the great things that you do for the people you coach. That’s okay. The world didn’t “sit up” and recognize the disciples either when they chose to deliver the message that Jesus gave them. The disciples were not ‘the elite,’ but simple people who believed God and changed the world. Often, it seems, that God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called. I believe you’ve been chosen to be a Christian coach and that calling is what is going to make you qualified. God’s calling is always unique and special. As a Christian coach, you are making the world a little better every day, because as a Christian coach you are bringing the love of Christ into your work.
As a Christian coach, your life is probably far from routine. When you’re coaching people with the love of God in your heart, things will change as you’re moved by the Holy Spirit in what you say and do. Each person you work with is in need of the skills you bring to help them, but it’s the love that you bring that has the greatest impact. As you take action to help others, God is taking action to help you to help others. That means that your life will change as you build your believing for how the ‘Christ in you’ becomes increasingly impactful in your coaching. Thus, Christian coaching is never a routine.
Colossians 1:27 – To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Last month we started our Writer’s Learning Community as a CCNI webinar. It is a wonderful group of Christian coaches who feel that God has also called them to write. In our introduction, I told them, “What you write is greater than you might think. If everything is recorded in God’s knowledge, then it is safe to assume that when you write, as an act of obedience to God, has the potential to last through eternity.”
Luke 10:20 – Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.
1 John 3:20 – For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
Perhaps coaching is like that too. The help you give someone today has the potential to be remembered throughout eternity. Certainly, you’re helping that person during the time you’re coaching, but it is also possible that what you bring to that individual’s life won’t be fully understood until we are on the other side of eternity. Watching the recordings of our work on God’s giant screen TV in the eternal future will be a lot of fun.
CCNI is all about helping each person, individually, to grow in their coaching acumen and business. We are also about working together as a body of believers to build up the body of Christ as professional coaches, so individually and collectively, we can be our best for God’s glory. Wherever you are in the continuum of your efforts as a Christian coach, your work is making a positive difference because standing firm on God’s truth and helping others is a great ministry. Your daily decision to be the best coach you can be, with the love of God in your heart, touches the heart of God and makes its way into his remembrance. It is a great privilege to be part of your life as we work together to change the world for the better.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
About the Author: Rich has an extensive background in leadership with over twenty years leading school districts. In addition to establishing his new business as an Executive and Leadership coach, he is an adjunct professor for Olivet Nazarene University providing instruction for Strategic Leadership at the doctorate level. Rich is currently serving as CCNI’s President.