My daughter and son-in-law are moving in, coming home, house hunting, and they have brought their dog, Bo. It’s ok – I’m not unhappy – I don’t feel like it’s the boomerang effect – it’s just the adjusting of habits. The habit of getting up early and writing my blog has been shifted and life has taken over. I’ll get back to it and become more consistent again. However, I want to help my family out and give them a chance to find a home where they are happy and don’t feel rushed to find some house – they want a home.
It does bring me to the point of this post. I have often felt scattered in my life. Events intersect in such a way that consistency and habit are all thrown up in the air. Where it lands afterwards is the place I begin again. For instance, I have been looking at the purpose of writing my blog. Other than venting about various mental acrobatics the work of writing has been a maturing process. I am considering more closely the audience that I want to share the blog with – you.
Thank you to those who wrote back and shared ideas. There are important things that I have learned over the years from the experience of being a spiritual coach. My title has been “pastor” – which is a noble title but much of what I do is coach, motivate, encourage, reframe, inspire, challenge, comfort and various other techniques to help people explore their own relationship with God and implement positive change.
Take some time today or tomorrow and jot down a few things that you have learned over the years. What can you share with others? Every one of you has the capacity to coach another. We are all coaches to a certain extent and we should learn the skills in order to coach ourselves and others that we care about. Advice is cheap and everyone has advice – I’m talking about coaching. Helping another to find the capacity to gather the scattered elements of their life and direct them -that’s coaching. “Let those who have ears hear,” as Jesus would say.