The Heavenly Life Coach : Part II Of II
By Henrietta Elegunde
The Holy Spirit is the ultimate life coach: John 14:26 - "But
the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My
name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your
remembrance all things that I said to you."
A Life coach is someone that works with people in order to achieve self improvement in their lives. This is what the Holy Spirit does with us. A life coach helps people to works on personal growth. The Holy Spirit empower us, by strengthening our inner man: Ephesians 3:16 - "that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,"
A life coach is someone who empowers people by motivating them, to chase their dreams. God want us to have dreams and goals, if he didn't, he wouldn't have told us to ask. God expects us to make the first move, because he has given us the free will to choose: Matthew 7:8 - "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
The Holy Spirit knows our purpose and dreams. He is the one that is able to help us to achieve them. Our dreams must not contradict His Word but compliment our purpose and His will for us. God has a plan for our future; he doesn't expect us to just go through the motions. He wants us to be a success: Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
The Holy Spirit coaches us through fellowshipping with him. He is able to change undesirable self limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs, when we allow him to strengthen us. The Holy Spirit moulds us till we become the authentic person that God made us to be. And not the self image we tend to belief. Self image is how we see ourselves, and not necessarily who God made us to be.
When we establish a close relationship with the Holy Spirit, He develops us into the authentic person that God originally made us to be: 1 Samuel 10:6 - "Then the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man."
The Holy Spirit is always in us, but when he comes upon us, people can physically see a difference in us. People can see the physical, as well as spiritual effect of God's anointing in us. This is called the physical manifestation of the Holy Spirit. The anointing sometimes make people cry, laugh, shout, shake, fall down, prophesy, speak in tongues, heal, do miracle e.t.c.: Acts 2:12-13 - "So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "Whatever could this mean?" Others mocking said, "They are full of new wine."The Holy Spirit manifests his power through us. When the Spirit is upon us, he can also coach other people through us. He can use us as his vessel of empowerment. He can use us to encourage those who are down on themselves. We're not called just to be blessed, but to also be a blessing to other people.
And to be used to touch other people's lives: Isaiah 61:1-3 - "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
As a life coach, the Holy Spirit gives us divine ideas, and inspirations. These we have to carry out, in order to be effective believers. Working with the Holy Spirit is a team work. The Holy Spirit is the team leader and the coach, but he needs us to manifest the plan, because he is a Spirit. We even need him more, in order to have fulfilling lives.
Divine direction saves time and energy. Peter was fishing without any harvest, until Jesus told him, where to put his net, for his harvest: John 21:6 - "And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
We need to be spiritually awakened, because Satan, who is the thief, is trying to destroy us. And manipulate us from our place of authority: John 10:10 - "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
We cannot escape Satan's strategies alone. Satan is a demonic force, and a spirit. We need the more powerful Holy Spirit, to keep him at bay: 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 - "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,"
The Holy Spirit is our time saving guide. He can save us from wasting our time and efforts, if we would pray to him before making major decisions. He can show us our purpose. We won't have to do any unproductive and unfulfilling things, when we know our life purpose. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we will not be deceived: John 16:13 - "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."
Nine Ways The Holy Spirit Reveals Things To Us:
1. Sometimes we feel a burden in our heart for something, so much that we can't wait to see it change.
2. Sometimes when we are reading the bible, and we start to understand what was not said. The Holy Spirit
speaks to us through his Word
3. Sometimes we have a problem, and everywhere we go, people are preaching about it.
4. He reveals things to us in our dream. Although sometimes our dreams come from our unconscious mind, but
this are usually things we have been thinking about a lot.
5. He speaks to us through our mind, although it takes some time to recognize his voice apart from other inner
voices. We must pray for discernment.
6. We sometimes have flashes of vision in our inner man, especially during prayer or praise and worship.
7. He gives us great passion for something.
8. He gives us supernatural understanding of something. We can't explain how we know it.
9. He convicts us to repent, do or change something.
Henrietta Elegunde is an Author, Life Coach, ordained minister and Motivational Speaker.
She specializes in teaching how to cultivate spiritual, mental, physical and emotional growth, in order to achieve total wellbeing (being made whole) in your life. She is the author of the book "Hallowed Be Thy Name".