It's not easy to figure out what to do.
We've been digging in to the word "Discernment" as a church staff lately and looking at what it means in our everyday lives. The Bible gives us overarching guidelines we need to adhere to - like "Don't kill people" in the Old Testament, and "Don't even hate people" in the New Testament.
But, you can't just say to do what the Bible says. Sometimes the Bible isn't so clear. Fairly often even it forwards two completely different responses. Here are a few examples:
- Share the truth in love ~ Love covers a multitude of sins
- Judge wisely ~ Don’t judge at all
- Give to everyone who asks ~ Don’t throw your pearls before swine
- Don’t take anything with you ~ Prepare well
- Be the head and not the tail ~ Be the servant of all
- Be angry and sin not ~ Be at peace with all men
You get the picture. Even the same situation in a different season of your life will require new discernment
The Bible points us to a personal relationship with God by giving us guidelines we need to follow, but not a rule book for every situation.
God designed our faith journey with Him this way because He wants us to have an everyday personal relationship with us.
At its core, this is what good coaching is about. Good coaching gives us space to discern where God is in a particular decision or situation.
So, what's a gal (or guy) to do?
Take some time and ask Him about your life. God wants to meet each of us where we are and help us move forward! He is waiting for you there in the secret place!
All our coaching systems at Bridges can help YOU get there, or they can help you have the tools to hep others move forward in their personal faith walk.
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