Unless The LORD Builds Your Own Coaching Practice "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor within vain who build it." Psalm 127:1 (NASB) Do you feel God has called you to Christian life coaching? Are you excited about the potential success of your coaching practice or business? Have you believed that if you just affiliate with certain others, that your achievement is a certain conclusion, or at best you dramatically increase your odds How about accreditation? Are you persuaded that aligning with a large coaching organization will help you be successful If you answered indeed to any of these, think again. Are you aware that secular and new age coaches are going out of business at record rates? this is because coaching is a luxury, not really a necessity to their clients. When times are tough, the extras are always first to go. However, Christian coaches have never been as busy. This is because when Christians have trying times, they seek the Lord and the wisdom of His term. Consequently, they seek authentic Christian coaches. Unless god, the father builds the house. God is using these times of uncertainty and financial distress to reach followers and draw us near in record numbers. As the administrator of a major Christian coach training college, I frequently interview individuals seeking enrollment. Occasionally the actual question of accreditation pops up. PCCCA is accredited by UACCCI, a Christian credentialing organization that pre-dates training. I am asked whether our graduates are ever held back because we're not accredited by one of the big, secular / new age (read godless) coaching organizations. "to the contrary," I reply. "the clients are actually relieved to understand we have authentic Christian certification. If prospective Christian customers know about accreditation at all, they usually find it disingenuous when somebody voluntarily choses to come under the authority of a non-Christian organization." Unless the Lord builds the home. Sometimes we will get requested if we include nlp in our training. Recently we have seen some apostate christian coaches promote NLP included in their practice or training. For those who are unfamiliar, nlp stands for neuro-linguistic programming. NLp is used to elicit particular behaviors from clients using the belief that certain words bring about certain predictable responses. NLp is nothing more than human adjustment of a process that must, if authentic and correct, fit in with the Holy Spirit. If you discover someone out there using neuro linguistic programming who claims to be a christian coach, perhaps what they imply is yes, they go to chapel, but in reality they know little about God's Word because nlp is contrary to biblical teaching. The Holy Spirit inside a believer guides their measures, their heart and their mind; not some exterior, deliberately calculated and mechanical trigger. So no, PCCCA does not include NLP neither should any Christian. If we subscribed to the credibility of NLP, we would be saying God is not sufficient. By our actions we'd be saying God's word says one thing but we all know better. Oh do we truly!
The Word says our God is sufficient to meet all our needs according to His wealth in glory. One either believes that, or they do not. Unless the Lord builds the home. We need to stop the compromise. We need to read, know and use the Word of god. Nothing can replace which. No plan is as good as god's plan. Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the actual plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper a person and not to harm you, plans to give you hope along with a future." We need to pray and listen when lord speaks into our life through His Holy nature. Then and only then can we be assured of our direction, ideas and goals. Have you heard from God lately? if not, then take some time daily to obtain alone and pray. You don't need to be formal. Just talk to God like you are talking to a dear friend. Be honest about what concerns you. He understands you because He created you. Then be still and listen. Our lives are so busy these days, that it takes a real effort to set apart this time, but you can do this. Yes you can. We can usually make time for what is important. Well, you can listen to lord unless, it's all about you. Another interpretation of the word, "vain" used in the above scripture from Psalms 127:1 means "vanity". God is not going to bless a project so that you can consider all the credit. He will call you to do things you have no idea how you can do. That is when your faith has to kick in. Nothing at all in the lord's Word says you get to know how to do everything before you set out. He'll show himself great only in our weakness. So embrace your deficiencies and weaknesses because then you will see excellent achievements from God and His plan will be accomplished. Unless the lord builds the house. God loves you and wants you to make the most of the life He has provided you. If He has called you to Christian life coaching, He already knows that needs what you have to offer. However He won't lift you up as a coach, model or mentor, until you get a life in line with Him and his Word. And you can only make it happen if you have a relationship using the Lord. You can only satisfy your divine destiny should you listen to God and allow their Holy Spirit to lead you. And you can only provide the best service to your clients if you stop compromising your standards. Accept nothing less than the best and don't waste even one single moment getting started. Unless the Lord builds your coaching practice. Jeremiah 29