So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
I Corinthians 9:26-27
This week we will be focusing on disciple maker coaching. To be an effective coach, one must have credibility, be set-apart (the definition of sanctified), be a strengths / talent finder, have discernment in choosing who to invest the most time into, and be willing to challenge others in an encouraging way to reach their highest potential and be set apart.
For the past ten years I have worn three different hats at work. All three hats / roles developed and grew over time, providing many opportunities to learn by doing the work required of each role. These roles were supported by my immediate supervisor, who coached me along the way. With those roles came opportunities to find and place people in positions to where they could grow and thrive as well. Other opportunities included delegating work assignments to balance out the load among staff, and enjoying group successes through learning and applying the value of teamwork. When failures were encountered along the way (as we all know, not everything we embark on is successful), lessons learned were noted and then applied to future opportunities in an effort to not make the same mistakes twice.
These experiences have provided opportunities to build credibility to one day coach the next generation. That day came in August of this year. One of the three “hats” has now been passed on to another, and I now have the opportunity to be in a coaching role, based on the credibility of the experience gained over the past ten years. It comes with great responsibility, but also with great enjoyment. Our work should be done in such a way to position ourselves to be able to pass knowledge on to the next generation for their benefit, and the benefit of others. In so doing, we reap the rewards of work well done and the new opportunities that are afforded to us when passing the baton to another.
Daily Battle Order:
Jesus lived a credible life to position himself to pass knowledge on to the next generation for their benefit, and the benefit of others that would come after them. Jesus was and is the ultimate coach. Are you living in such a way as to position yourself to credibly coach others in Jesus’ way? Dear brother or sister in Christ, do not disqualify or discredit yourself by your decisions and actions. God’s plan for you is to follow the example of Jesus, with His Word as the basis from which to be able to relate and share your relationship with the Lord with others so that they can come to know Him, and grow in their relationship with Him, and then tell others as well, continuing the making of disciples to the next generation. Run with endurance men and women of God! Hebrews 12:1-2