I have spent the last eighteen months launching out into a life-coaching arena to add some depth of layers into my ministry and another stream of income into our family. It has actually been the most invigorating aspect of my last year. For sure it means early mornings and late nights as I go online for coaching sessions with girls in different parts of the world, but I am so up for this season. And as a result of of the skills and gifts I have felt have been re-awakened in me, it has also shifted my role formally in my church, as i move towards giving most of my focus to coaching the leadership team at Resurgent and the same in my volunteer role with a national movement called Gather.
And as I have clarified that purpose I have needed to upskill and educate myself even more to be in those arenas. One of the strongest features of these daughters was their ability to come forth with boldness because of the way they had educated themselves in the matters that they wanted to speak about with boldness.
Over the next few days we will look at what it really means to ‘come forth’…
I think it involves:
ENTERING YOUR ARENA
Now Zelophehad’s five daughters came forward… They stood before Moses, Eleazar
the priest, the chieftains, and the whole assembly, at the entrance of the Tent of
They came forward ..
They stood before…
They spoke …
Today I had important conversations with my husband and good voices in my world about the distinction with pastoral work, coaching, therapy and more. They all blend. Yet at the same time they have distinct purposes. But more and more I have identified a calling to those in leadership. Because there is often no one to support leaders and yet they carry so much on their shoulders.
I am digging deep into some new research on trauma and triggers. All the more for people in leadership. I am educating myself on how the brain works and it’s fascinating. Pastors and leaders are no less exposed to traumatic situations and sometimes even more.
I feel like like when I begin to learn here, it feels like, a new arena. And then God says ‘where you place your feet I will give you that land’ and we are boldly going to place our feet again in these new arenas so we can help more people. Especially because my passion is for women who lead and influence.
The enemy of our souls loves to restrict, repress, constrain and keep us small. Yet
the kingdom is advancing and I want all in. I do not want to stay small and I want the
boldness to continue coming forth, educated and equipped. By no means having all the knowledge... but endeavouring to grow and learn!
Think about an area of your life that you can ’come forth’ and come forward in that area. What is just one step you can take?
Share it with us today and inspire us with your bold learning!