I am passionate about my work as a Counsellor/Life Coach; I see my role as coming alongside people that are hurting or have been broken in life while God does a work of healing and restoration in their lives. It is so humbling to be a part of a person’s journey especially when I see them begin to heal, believe in themselves and one day they are ready to leave the ’couch‘ and continue on their journey with God. The work of healing in our lives whether in the counselling room or in the church, is an ongoing work as the Bible says in Philippians 1:6 (Amplified) ”.. I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ’s return right up to the time of His return developing that good work and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you”.
In my role as a Coach, imagine a football coach or any Coach for that matter, they want to see the best in the team or team members so they come alongside to bring out the best in them. They do it in several ways and are sometimes tough on the team but the goal is fundamentally to make you a great player. My role is to empower my clients and release hidden potential and ability, speak value back into their lives and reaffirm what they already believe about themselves and their purpose.
If they are Christians I remind them about the fundamental premise found in Ephesians 1:11 (Message) “It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ ... He had His eye on us for glorious living part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone.” Therefore everything starts with God and He begins it in the family. God is a God of families; from the beginning He started with the family in heaven when He said “Let Us [Father, Son and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness ...” Genesis 1:26 (Amplified). He began with the Trinity and in communion with the Godhead created Adam and Eve from whom all mankind came. Throughout the Bible we see that God worked in families and did everything with families.