I have been a little busy lately... aren't we all, you say? True. But I don't like being this busy. It is only for a season... and actually the season will end soon.
My "season" right now is that I decided to become a certified "life coach" and I have been spending additional time each week on certification training calls... and then some additional homework. This is a volunteer position, but the training is intense.
I have gained so much by going through certification... by learning how to be a coach... that I am actually becoming a better coachee. Things that had been elusive are finally starting to click.
I completed the following assignment (below) a week ago. Since that time, God has been doing such a work with me. I have always been afraid of the word "vision" because its definition to me has always been "disappointment." After using my thesaurus and dictionary* I got a better understanding of what the word vision means... and doesn't mean!
- the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom
- a mental image of what the future will or could be like
Successful Living Vision Summary for Coaching
Envisioned Future by Sheri
I am not known for having a vision. Any vision. I’m more of a to-do list and scheduler type of gal. When my DISC (a measurement of behavior and emotions) stated that I was a Coordinating Supporter, it made sense to me. Someone else has the vision, and I help them. In Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” So, I let the Lord have the vision, never asking Him what that might be.
For some reason, I have coincided setting a vision and pride together, but just for me. When I see that others have a vision, I think, “Wow! Good for them. I will pray for them as they set about this journey.”
So, here is the challenge, I have decided to jump completely into Successful Living. And what is one of the first things that I am assigned as an action plan? Write and/or clarify your Faith Vision. Gasp!
So, I am on new territory here. My mindset has been -- why set a vision when most likely God will change it? What if it doesn’t happen and then I am let down? All I know is that if I must write a vision, I will do it! It is an action plan, and I love to check off my to-do list. So, I appreciate any grace given…
My vision is that I would complete my first year of Successful Living, and sign up for a second year for maintenance. I will complete the Certification for Successful Living and become a certified coach. I will wait upon the Lord to know who will be my coachees. I will act upon His prompting when He places potential coachees before me.
As I live intentionally for God, I will use all of the abilities God has given me to lovingly equip other women to do so, too. I envision that other women will be drawn to the Lord as I deliberately live my life for Him. There will be a smaller group (2-3) who I will be actively coaching. There will be a medium size group (8-10) that I will be facilitating and/or teaching. Finally, there will be a large group that I will be encouraging/motivating/inspiring. That all would know and accept Christ as Lord and Savior.