Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #214 Inventory… www.dennymeyer.me
This is one of the most challenging parts of personal change – to keep it going. If you’ve gone through the steps up to this point you know what a major shift has occurred in your life and relationships. Now sustaining the progress comes into play. Here is the next step in the Advent journey:
You continue to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
There is always the initial stage of enthusiasm, excitement, and determination when we start a diet or change of habit. Over time our commitment changes. We need someone to keep encouraging us. This is where spiritual or life coaching can be a life-saver. Many people who have achieved a level of self awareness and personal change will be able to sustain if they receive coaching. Let me refresh your understanding of coaching vis-a-vis counseling.
SPIRITUAL/LIFE COACHING is about creating positive awareness and change that you long to be have in your life. Coaching will help you release the power given to you by God to not only direct your life but will allow you the freedom to challenge your perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, and actions in order to fully mature. Thus, you will be able to truly define what your life means to you and sustain the change you desire.
Sustaining requires the ongoing process of taking an inventory and being aware of how your actions affect those around you. It is not about your life becoming one big apology. It is about being more aware, forgiving, and humble. Think about some of the most self aware, humble, and servant oriented people you know. Who are they? How have they affected you or the world? How do they model for you the kind of positive change you desire? Share your thoughts with them if you are able.