At some point or another, we all wonder WHY. Why am I the person I am? Why do I have the skills and abilities that I have? Why am I here? We may wish the skies would open up and God would speak directly to us and say, “THIS is why you are here… insert purpose/mission.” But that is most likely not going to happen in this lifetime. However, that doesn’t mean that He won’t still lead and guide you if you ask and listen for Him. Ask God to guide you and open up opportunities for you that will use the gifts He has given you to help others and to bring Him glory. Each of us has our own unique set of gifts and talents that God blessed us with before we were even born. Even if you’re not sure exactly what your “purpose” is, you probably know what your gifts are. They are what led you to pursue a career in coaching.
- Are you a great listener and encourager?
- Are you a problem solver and strategist?
- Are you skilled at setting steps that will get others to their end goals?
You’re already halfway there! Now take a moment to think about WHY those things are true. Why do you take the time to listen and encourage others? Why do you enjoy solving problems and setting strategies in place? It is different for everyone. Maybe you felt that no one listened to you as a child so now you’re determined to not let others feel that way. Or maybe you grew up with a grandmother who was always encouraging others and you find yourself following in her footsteps. Whatever that WHY is for you… find it, hold on to it and pursue it. Every time you feel frustrated or lost, remember your WHY and everything will make sense again. John 10:10 says “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus’ WHY was clear. He came so we could live an abundant and full life. He truly made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Now we can show our gratitude for that gift by using and celebrating ours. *What are your God-given gifts? What do you enjoy doing? What do you excel at? *Why do you enjoy these skills or activities? Is there a personal meaning or history for you?