Text: Matthew 16:13-19
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
Life is compared to sporting. No star ever emerges in the field of sports without a coach. Likewise, no one ever rises to stardom in any field of human endeavours, be it ministry, business music or politics, without a coach. For example, in the academic world, no one ever becomes a professor in any field without a supervisor.
The coach helps and guides his coachee through training, counseling and instruction towards discovering and unlocking his or her potential and developing his or her skill. The coach allows you to discover who you truly are. A life coach is responsible for engaging you in powerful coaching conversations and asking thought-provoking questions to enable the breakthroughs that will cause a positive change in your life. For example, though more than a coach, Jesus performed that role when He asked His disciples, “…“Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” (Matt 16:13). Peter discovered a deep revelation within himself which would forever become the foundation of his life and the church.
The goal of coaching is helping someone succeed, that is, finding out what God wants a person to do and doing it (Eph 2:10 NLT). Your success is simply finding out what works God has prepared for you to do and then doing them.
Proverbs 20:5 (NIV) states, “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” A coach helps his coachee to draw out the abilities God has put within him or her.
Developing your talents into a star-level degree of skill will require help. No natural talent can emerge as a star without a coach. Submitting to a coach helps you to learn from people who know more than you. If you aspire to become a star in your field and to maintain that stardom, you need a coach.
Barnabas, who was one of Paul’s greatest companions, also acted as his coach. He was described as the son of encouragement (Acts 11:23-24). He stood by Paul after his conversion to introduce him to the church at Jerusalem. Even when John Mark abandoned them and Paul was determined not to accept him anymore, Barnabas brought him back. He saw something in him which Paul didn’t see. He eventually became one of the few faithful men of Paul in his later years (2 Tim 4:11).
Friends, a life without a coach will eventually become a reproach. It takes utmost humility to submit to a coach. Choose a coach today and take advantage of the grace of God given through a life coach to climb your ladder of success.
1. Father, please, help me to choose a life coach and give me the humility to submit and to learn in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, help me to discover and to tap into the treasure you have deposited within me in Jesus’ name.
1. My true success in life is discovering what God has created me to do and to do them.
2. My life cannot be a reproach as I choose and humbly submit to and follow the guidance of my God-given coach.