Life Coaching Questionnaire

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Christian Life Coaching

Christian Life Coaching

Life Coaching Questionnaire

1. List your highest values – such as: Faithfulness, Honesty etc.

2. What, in life, are you most grateful for?

3. Do you like to teach – or tell others – what you know?

4. List your identifiable God – given Gifts and Talents.

5. What is your favourite Gift or Talent?

6. How do you best connect with God; for example: in Worship, Praise, Speaking and/or meditating on His Word, Prayer, Journalling, Teaching, Speaking engagements, Artistic Expression, Ministering to others?

7. If you were God, what would you do with your life here on Earth?

8. What would be your biggest regrets if you did not fulfil what God has for you?

9. What can you do right now to ensure you don’t live with regrets?

Peter j Foster: Christian Life Coach www.peterjfoster.co.uk

How to fulfill God’s Destiny

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God’s Destiny

You know how it is, you’ve returned home from an Evangelistic, Prophetic, Worship Conference and you’re all fired-up to take on the world.

With prophetic exhortations ringing in your ears, you’re committed more than ever to step out in God’s Destiny for your life.

You pour over your underlined notes from the Conference – especially the one’s related to how God has fashioned you, formed you and released you into your unique and God-called Destiny. You long to win souls for the Kingdom; to heal the sick, speak prophetically into peoples lives and to release you God-given talents and gifts for the Kingdom.

Yes, you have the anointing and clear calling of God to “take the land”, after all “you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you’” But HOW exactly do you do it?

The reality is, you feel alone and vulnerable now the excitement of the Conference has worn off. It is one thing to be excited about God’s Destiny within the confines of a Conference but what happens when you’re back home? You are surrounded by the safe and familiar and are at risk of slipping back into complacency (and being called ‘over the top!)

There is, thankfully, an answer to your problem. It is a key, I believe, to unlocking your Destiny –  the call of God upon your life.

The ‘key’ to fulfilling your God ordained Destiny is to engage the services of a Christian Life Coach.

A Christian Life Coach will help you…

* Get from where you are now to where God wants you to be expressed as a Goal!

* A Life Coach will help you achieve goals on your jouney by giving you the keys to dispelling doubts, fear of rejection, failure and shame.

* He will help drawer out of you all that God has placed in you. He will encourage you to picture the Goal clearly in your ‘heart’ so as to begin a plan for fulfilling your Goal…. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7)

* He will help you overcome obstacles encountered on the journey and will keep you accountable to fulfilling mini-goals along the way, so as to achieve your ultimate Destiny.

* He will be listening to the Lord for guidance to help set you free to prosper, and will be speaking prophetically into your life.

Change takes time. We need a strong heart, determination and help to keep the faith during times of challenge. A qualified Christian Life Coach will help get you through all resistance.

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How to Cast Down Imaginations (2 Cor.10:5)

Casting Down Imaginations

‘Seeing the worst!’ ‘Expecting the worst!’ ‘Fearing the worst!’ ‘Speaking the worst!’

These are all vain imaginations that, if meditated upon long enough, will guarantee the very thing you most fear will come upon you! It is a Biblical principle we see over and over in Scripture. For example:

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7)

There is no escaping this truth. The sooner we grasp it the sooner we will see that, just as bad things can happen to us because of what we meditate on in our hearts, so will the opposite occur when we meditate on the good things of the Word of God. We will find joy, peace, prosperity and good success (Josh. 1:8)

But if we don’t know the truth about who we are, what we now have a citizens of the Kingdom of God and what we can now do through faith in Christ Jesus, then we will be forever struggling in the ‘flesh’: confused, despondent and frustrated – even to the point of giving up!

During my 20 or so years as a Christian, I have had a big issue of ‘Rejection!’ – specifically in my home church.

This kind of fear can produce all sorts of manifestations of the flesh – as a means of making myself feel accepted, valued and honoured! This can manifest in attempts to be ‘someone’ at the front of the church meeting; to perform for approval. There is of course much good in this kind of spontaneous speaking of the ‘now’ word etc., but the question is; what is motivating me? What is driving me to be noticed? Is it for Christ’s glory or mine?

For me, I have found that when I do try make myself feel good, accepted and valued, then all I’m really doing is enforcing the very fears I try to overcome! It’s a vicious circle.

The solution is to meditate on he Truth of who we truly are In Christ Jesus and to take small steps forward in demonstrating Biblical Truth. Gradually as we cast down Imaginations of the ‘wrong picture’ of who we are, we are then able to re-programme our hearts with the truth of who we are according to God’s Word – son’s and daughters of the Most High God. This is the only accolade we will ever need!

“This Book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

Within the Body of Christ this is an area that causes much distress, offense, hurts and misunderstanding. The enormous cost to us can be a breakdown in personal relationships, unfulfilled dreams and visions and broken relationships.

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Confessions of a Former Worship Leader

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Corporate worship, about two years ago I walked away from it. Praise music on Sundays, youth on Wednesdays—after years and years, I said goodbye to it all. I didn’t loose faith, nor did I sin my way into shame, I just burned out. My feelings, my doubts, the weight of it all just bubbled up.

Like so many others before me, I was hurt by the church and left because of it. Hurt, though, is part of any relationship; it’s what we sign up for. As time went on, I realized my hiatus was less about mending hurt feelings and more about uncovering hidden ones.

This blog offers some food for thought about worship. Issues that bug me, stuff I’ve come to terms with. While I don’t wish to offend anybody, I do wish to start a conversation. So, here it goes.

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Top 10 Christian New Year’s Resolutions

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1.To know God the Father’s unconditional love for me.

(Scripture Ref: 1 John 4:8)

 

2. To not try earn His love and acceptance by works or striving.

(Scripture Ref: Eph 1:6)

 

3. To know it is by grace through faith in Christ alone that I am saved.

(Scripture Ref: Eph 2:8)

 

4. To believe there is now no longer any condemnation for I am – ‘In Christ Jesus’ – a new creation.

(Scripture Ref: Rom 8:1)

 

5. To lay hold of all that Christ Jesus has laid hold of me – ie, to know I have a purpose and destiny ‘In Christ’.

(Script Ref: Ps 20:4)

 

6. To be Blessed so that I might be a Blessing to others.

(Script Ref: Eph 1:3)

 

7. To let go of past hurts, disappointments, failures and ‘what-could-have- been’s’ and to live in the promise and reality of who I am now ‘In Christ’ alone.

(Scripture Ref: Phil 3:14)

 

8. To be all that God has called me to be, and to seek help to discover what that is.

(Scripture Ref: Col 1:9,10)

 

9. To know that it is no longer I that lives, but Jesus Christ that lives – and to live out of Him alone. 

(Script Ref: Gal 2:20)

 

10. To deliberately pursue the presence of God in my heart.

(Scripture Ref: Psalm 16:11)

 

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Christian Coaching Scriptures

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“Compiled By Peter j Foster (September ’12)

Philippians 3:12  “..but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me…” 

Philippians v:14 “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 2:4  “Let each esteem others better than himself.”

Romans 15:2  “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification,(Building up others)

1 Corinthians 10:24  “Let no one seek his own, but each one the others well-being”

v 33 “Just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”

1 Thessalonians 3:19  “Night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith.”

2 Corinthians 13:9  “For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray,… that you may be made complete.”

Psalm 35:27  “Let the Lord be magnified who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

John 5:6  Jesus said to him “… Do you want to be made well?’ – and later…

v 8: “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”

Matthew 25 – “Parable of the talents.”  Matthew 13:3 – “Parable of the Sower.”

(Set goals to increase whatever you do. This is the secret of the Kingdom, which guarantees success to any Christian who applies it.” Ref: Spirit Filled Life Bible)

Col. 14:17  “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, then fulfill it”

Eph. 2:10  “…prepared for good works, which God prepared before hand that we should walk in them.”

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Journaling your Christian Life

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“Talking with God, The Word” By Peter j Foster

You’re either a fan of journaling, or not.

If not, let me try convert you to the benefits of this growing Art of communication with God.

First of all, please be assured this is not about ‘automatic handwriting’, the sort practised by New Ager’s. This is for Born Again, Spirit-filled Believers who desire to talk to God and to hear God speaking to them – to develop their relationship with Father God and continue to seek Him.

I guess you could say that Journaling would help if you enjoy writing; but this is not necessary true. I kept a journal for many years before I became a Christian. I found it remarkably therapeutic in committing my thoughts, plans, ideas and concerns to paper. I love writing, but this is not about writing per se. It is about developing a relationship with Father God

So here goes with your first step in relating with God through Journaling.

1. Get yourself a handy writing pad; not too small, you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll fill it.

2. Find a convenient time of day to journal and a favourite place to spend time with God. (Actually it can be anywhere; cafe’s are my favourite place!)

3. Settle your mind. Pray. Welcome His presence. Perhaps read the Bible and meditate on His love for you.

4. Begin writing.

Begin writing what? You may ask.

Well, you could begin by asking God about something that concerns you. Write it all down. Get it off your chest. Detail it. Express any confusion, hurts, fears or whatever. And now wait to see what comes to mind, then write it down! Write it as it comes to you. Don’t worry about grammar, accuracy or scriptural relevance at this stage. You can always test it later with the Word of God and trusted friends/partner. The important thing is to get into the flow of writing, without feeling anyone looking over your shoulder!

You could begin with writing about how you feel. What’s troubling you, exciting you or challenging you. Just allow yourself to write freely. Let it all out. Hold nothing back. After all, no one is going to know about it except you and God. (Unless you lose your Journal, so guard it with your life!)

As an example, I often write my plans and ideas for ministry, outreach, business, relationships and finances. It really helps to get my thoughts out of my head and on to paper. Sometimes simply reading it back begins to inspire (from God) my thoughts, solutions, creative ideas. In response be ready to write down quickly what is coming to mind. It is so easy to forget what God is saying. – if you do not commit it quickly to paper.

There’s no need to analyse it at this stage what you have written. Just enjoy the spontaneity of writing from your mind and from your heart. And believe that God is right there with you – listening, reading your words and beginning to release solutions, answers to questions and encouraging remarks. He’s your Heavenly Father and desires that you flow in your relationship with Him.

In the Bible we read in John 10:27 that: “My sheep hear my voice…” That’s us! We hear God’s voice speaking to us. Yes, primarily God speaks to us through Scripture – but also spontaneously where the Lord wants us to apply Scripture to a particular life situation. His Word is tailored, as it were, to each of our circumstances. Which is why of course we must never assume a relationship with God outside of regular reading of the Bible.

In a ‘nutshell’, Spiritual Journaling is about what God is saying to you through your prayers, questions and understanding. The journaling process will sustain you in times of hardship, inspire creative solutions to problems and bring clarity and focus to what God is saying and doing in your life.

The writer Henri Nouwen wrote: “To my surprise, I never lost the ability to write. In fact, writing became part of my struggle for survival. It gave me the little distance from myself that I needed to keep from drowning in my despair.” (From the Book: Inner voice of Love.)

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Christian Healing for CFS

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I’d like to share with you where I’m at with my Christian Healing related to CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E.

Rather than dwell on the disease, I have ‘painted a picture’ in my heart of who I am according to what God says about me in His Word.

No, this is not New Age psycho-babble; but Scriptural. Please stick with me.

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success…” (Joshua 1:8)

The word ‘meditate’ involves imagining or dwelling in my heart inwardly. It is, in effect, visualising what God says about me is true: Who I am, What I can do, and How much He loves me. This is Hope!

The Bible tells me that: “For as he thinks in his heart so is he.” This word ‘thinks’ refers, again, to dwelling upon, visualising or imagining – by grace through faith in Christ Jesus.

I guess I could say it has taken years of imagining fears, hurts, and bitterness in my own life – maybe in the generations too (the effects of sin and the Fall) resulting in sickness and disease. It stands a good chance it will take time to change it.

But as the above Scripture tells me, as I do meditate (or imagine) in my heart upon what God says about me, then the ‘picture’ on the inside changes from sickness to prosperity. So that, from out of my heart-believing prosperity I will have good success on the outside. In other words, it’s an inside-out job; God’s life in; God’s life out!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,” (Hebrews 11:1)

Hope refers, again, to dwelling upon inwardly: visualising or imagining. I am to cast down imaginations that do not conform to what God say’s about me and to replace them with His thoughts towards me: thoughts of peace: to give me a hope and a future.

It takes hope first for faith to work – faith working by love.

Meanwhile, I refuse evil imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. And, as the Bible says, my healing shall spring forth speedily! Thus, it is very important how I see myself.

Yes, I would love an instant healing; I’ve had wonderful touches from the Lord that sustains me and I will continue seeking prayer for healing.

But something tells me that this is a ‘self-coaching’ job involving appropriating Scripture in my heart before seeing it on the outside. And meanwhile, as a concequence, it’s amazing what God is doing to set me free in other areas of my life. Maybe this is all part of my healing!

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Meanwile, I pray healing and prosperity to you all, my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.

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I can do all things

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This well known verse from Phiippeans verse 4:13 is a great encouragement for many of us.

The word “Do” is often seen to be an invitation to execute our own strength and determination to achieve ‘good things’ in our lives.

It actually refers to our willingness to allow Christ’s power to sustain us in difficulties and challenges. It also refers to Christ’s power within us to enjoy, to the full, the good success and abundance that does come our way.

I have found there is a battle going on in my soul at this time. Even as a Christian, after many years, I still find my self attempting to sort things out in my own strength.

With the economy in difficulty, jobs being lost, cut-backs here, cut-backs there, it is a challenging time for us all.

One response I’ve noticed is to get tough with the Devil! To stomp around declaring faith-filled scriptures,; praying fervently: rebuking this, rebuking that and generally getting into a right tizz about it!

But, behind all that spiritual bravardo there whispers a still small voice that says: “Seek first the kingdom or God and His righteousness, and all thee things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

It is primarily a time of developing a closer relationship with God the Father. It is a time of standing still and seeing the salvation of the Lord God who is with us.

It is a time of believing His Word in love – and not in desperation (fear!)

What the Lord wants is for us to know that we have His promises first on the inside; and then, from out of the abundance of our hearts we speak His life on the outside.

In other words, it’s an ‘inside out’ job.

So here’s some scripture’s to help get us started on your inside-out breakthrough…

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phi 4:13)

“I am strenghened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,…” Eph 3:16

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.” 2 Chron. 20:17

“Not by might or by power, but my My Spirit,” Zech 4:6

“…for the battle is the Lord’s,.. 1 Sam 17:47

What do you think? I’d love to have your comments.

Coaching your Hidden Talents

How to identify and encourage Christian Gifts and Talents in yourself and others.

We each have God-given talents to use but how many of us actually know what they are and whether they would they be accepted anyway.

There is a fear within the Body of Christ that causes deep wounds, frustration and sometimes a ‘falling away’ from Fellowship. All too often talents and gifts are not noticed.
Not surprisingly many have shut down to any passion they might have had to express their God-given talents. They tried and tried and finally gave up!

The Lord makes it very clear in the Gospels that He wants us to ‘Invest’ into the Kingdom the talents he has given us. This is God’s means of producing Increase.

But how do we do it? And would our talents be accepted anyway?

Firstly, we have to know what talents we have before we can utilise them in the Kingdom. So, lets take the ‘Talents Test.’ Please answer the following questions:

* What do you love doing?
* What are you most interested in?
* What came naturally to you as a child?
* What are your parents talents? (This may give you a clue as to what yours are.)
* Who’s talents do you admire, desire – or even envy!?
* Ask a close friend what they would say is your natural gifting and talents.
* What talents have you deliberately shutdown through fear of failure, not being accepted or disappointment?

As Christian church goers we desire, of course, to express our talents within the Body of Christ. But, alas they are not always needed or acknowledged.
So firstly, we must decide to not confine ourselves to the church setting. We can practise and ‘hone’ our crafts outside the church: amongst friends and family, or within our home-groups.

A lady in our church spent many years writing little prophetic notes to members of the church she felt the Lord speaking to. She was practising and honing her craft very discretely. A few years on she is a leader in the church and has a very powerful prophetic ministry. But, she was prepared to start small.

If your talent is for say song writing, you could try them out in your home group or amongst a few friends; maybe even ‘Busk’ them in the street or at ‘Open-Mike’ sessions in cafe’s or bars.

If your talent is for preaching or teaching the Bible, ask for a ‘slot’ in a small group setting before asking to lead a church meeting.

Also, why not find yourself a Mentor or Life Coach; someone who will encourage you to be the very best you can be.

These are all common sense strategies for not only trying out your talents but also for avoiding disappointment in being ‘turned-down’ in the church setting.

But whatever you do, do not hide your talents under a ‘Bushel.’ The world is very active in expressing their gifts and talents – so why not us?

Living Fear Free

Jesus came to give me fullness of life. So why am I sick? Why am I fearful? Why am I troubled in my mind – concerned about the Recession, my children’s welfare, my place in the church, etc., etc.

The answer is: ‘Yes,’ in my flesh – the soul’ish realm – I am struggling with the issues of life. BUT, in Christ Jesus I’m Blessed! I’m healthy, healed in my soul, prosperous and have good success. How do I know that? Because the Bible tells me so.

And yet, there is another voice in me – the soul’ish part of me – that screams ‘Fear! Failure! Rejection!

So who do I believe? They are both true if I want them to be. I have a free will choice to believe either realities. And like Paul the Apostle who said in Romans 7:19: “For the good that I will to do, I do not do…” I too have that dilemma.

Yes, I know Satan is the enemy of my soul. I know that he comes to kill, steal and destroy. Generally I stay alert to his schemes and devises. And yet more often than not, he catches me unawares.

For example: I’m sitting in church and someone brings a ‘Prophetic Word’ from the front. I think to myself:

“Well, I knew that! I could have said that! Why did God give him that ‘Word’ to bring and not me?”

Within moments I’ve slipped into jealousy, self-rejection, bitterness etc.,. I hear myself say:

“I’m a hopeless Christian! I don’t know why I bother to come to church…!”

Have you noticed the way the Enemy speaks very loudly? It is his ploy to prevent us from hearing the ‘still small voice’ of the Father speaking to our hearts.

Eventually, after say an hour or so, (sometimes days!), the loud condemning voice begins to subdue and the still small voice of the Father comes to the fore.

“My son, I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you to Myself. Rest in Me. You are the Apple of My Eye.”

And then I begin to realise that, yes, I could have brought that Word to the church but God choose someone else to bring it – someone who was humble enough to step forward and simply do what they felt the Lord ask of them.

The only important thing is that the Word was brought.

And this is where the ‘rubber hits the road!’ God gives me a Word to share – or some other blessing – and I have a choice. Do I choose to serve Jesus or the enemy of fear?

The only way I have found to resolve this issue is it do it as an act of my own free will. I humble myself – that is, the soul’ish part of me – and I allow Jesus, through His Spirit, to speak or ‘do’ through me.

Yes, it’s scary! Very scary. It might go horribly wrong! But hey! – It’s no longer I that lives anyway; but Jesus Christ that lives. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of Jesus.

This is the remedy to my fear: His perfect Love. Him. Jesus! For it is His perfect love, activated and working through me, that drives out fear! (1 John 4:18)

It is time to step out on His Word. In Isaiah 41:10 He says:

“Fear not for I am with you. Be not afraid for I am your God. I will help you. I will strengthen you I will uphold you with the right hand of my Righteousness.”

God only has me and you to work through. There’s no one else going to do it for Him. And as soon as we choose to step out IN HIM and do it, then FEAR IS DEFEATED

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