My husband and I did some non-traditional things in our wedding. For those who know us well, this is not surprising! My favorite out-of-the-ordinary thing we did was braiding three cords together as the pastor read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 which says: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
This passage is not specific to marriage – it applies to relationships in general. It is about the vanity of going life alone – something leaders do all too frequently.
As a leader you are at your best when you are seeking God daily for guidance and allowing Him to reboot you. Facing the daily challenges is significantly easier from that place.
Having strong friendships also enhances your leadership. When you have wise and faithful friends who keep you on track and provide clarity, your leadership is stronger.
Another powerful way to strengthen your role as a leader, and create a “three strands” kind of leadership, is to work with a Certified Christian Life Coach. Your coach, the Holy Spirit, and you make up the three strands. Working together, important discoveries are brought to light that will enrich your life and leadership.
Have you noticed that God does not always select the most qualified, experienced or obvious choice for leadership? Have you ever felt lacking as a leader? I know I have! That feeling has surfaced in my leadership at home as a parent, in my businesses, and in my leadership roles in ministry. God wants to be an integral part of the process. Working with a leadership coach does not overlook that; instead it embraces God at the center of the coaching process.
What is the coaching process all about? It’s about helping you become more aware of your present situation so you can clearly define your vision for where you want to be. Your challenge might be a mindset that you know is holding you back or a specific situation that has you stumped, among other things. A coach is trained to draw out what you might not have considered before about your current circumstances and the possibilities.
Once you have clarity about where you want to go, a coach supports you as you create a plan. Often times it is the lack of support that keeps you from achieving your goals and moving forward in the ways you desire. A coach is skilled at guiding you as you unravel potential obstacles.
If you desire to advance your life or leadership in any area consider working with a Christian coach who, along with the Holy Spirit, can strengthen your leadership like a three stranded cord. Then your leadership will be strong and at its best!
What about you? What area of your life or leadership have you not been able to thrive and be strong? What questions have you had about coaching? How might coaching strengthen your life and leadership?