Journey of Faith

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bicycle journey of faithStarting over. New beginnings. Each new step in the decision to start something new, make a change, make a move or walk away from one thing and toward another takes faith.

Each new step brings challenges and obstacles as well as opportunities for success, and yes, failure. Change takes risk. New journeys in self discovery mean risk. It requires an act of faith – an act of trust by which we commit ourselves to someone or something. Faith is simply the belief in the object in which we put our trust.

Faith is so important that it is mentioned over 300 times in the Bible. Abraham was a man of great faith. We see in the beginning in Genesis 15:6 that, “Abraham believed in the Lord…”. He placed his faith in the Lord to carry him through whatever journey he was asked to walk through and had the commitment to continue that walk knowing that the Lord would see him through the obstacles and challenges along that pathway.

God asked Abraham to leave everything and everyone that he knew and found comfort in and take the next steps necessary, in faith, that would lead him to new promises of even better blessings in both things and people.

What is it that God is asking you to leave in order for you to find the blessings in your life that are promised to you, if only you would have the faith to make that change?

Genesis 12:1, 2 says that, “the Lord will bless you AND that you will be a blessing” when speaking to Abraham and to us.

God is the ultimate change agent. Change happens when we place our faith in the object in which we trust. Change comes, when we are willing to grow and be stretched beyond our comfort zones. What is it that God is asking you to grow beyond? What are your next steps in your journey that He is waiting for you to take so that He can lead you from where you are to where He wants you to be?

What is it that you need to change? The first step in change is saying, “yes” to God and taking that first step in faith on toward your spiritual journey that will change the course of your life. Abraham said “yes” to God when He called him to gather his family and possessions to start the long journey into the land that God promised. Abraham’s journey was not easy. Your journey will not be easy. But He will take you on this journey if you allow Him, and help you become a brand new person.

“Faith doesn’t change my circumstances. It changes me.” – John Maxwell

What are your hurts? Your hangups? Your habits? Lay them down and start your new journey in Faith……..

Counseling vs Coaching

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We’ve had questions in the past that have suggested that there are more than a few people who are seeking counseling, but aren’t sure on what steps to take. This blog post is designed to help explain the differences between both counseling and coaching in hopes of helping you to identify which service would best fit your needs. Both counseling and coaching are important in bringing transformational life changes to the client however, they are not the same. Let’s look at the differences:

What is Christian Counseling?

  • Counseling usually involves some area of disorder, pathology, or dysfunction that essentially disables the counselee in one or more areas of life.
  • The counselor tends to set the agenda and plan for counseling.
  • Counseling is more focused on solving painful problems from the past.
  • It seeks relief and healing through a process of recovery.
  • Helps build techniques and coping skills to stabilize life.
  • Develops healthy emotions and relationships.

What is Christian Coaching?

  • Coaching forms a partnership that seeks to empower and equip people.
    Individuals are essentially healthy and able to work with the coach to develop a plan for growth.
  • Individuals usually set their own agenda and their own goals.
  • Coaching is more about finding ways to reach your maximum  potential.
  • It motivates change, action, growth and achieving results.
  • Helps strategize ways effective in maximizing life.
  • Builds healthy patterns with accountability in power & success.

If you still aren’t sure what service suits you best, please feel free to contact us.  You can do so by visiting our contact page.