20 Feb 2022
Dear beloved family in Christ
In the course of my ministry, I met a wonderful Christian couple, John Lim and Song Kheng, who are the founders and life coach trainers for Excelsis Coaching Asia. In their September 2021 issue of Excelsis Coaching Newsletter, they wrote on the topic “Coaching: God’s Guidance in times of Uncertainty”. I have received their permission to share the contents of this newsletter with you.
I hope that you will find the guidance useful as you seek and depend on the Lord during such challenging times.
Coaching: God’s Guidance in times of Uncertainty
As you and I struggle to cope in this pandemic, the challenge we face is akin to driving alone through a dark and unfamiliar road with faulty headlights. We are fearful of getting into accidents, missing
important warning signs and losing our way or our lives. As I asked the Lord for help, He reminded me to “Be still and know that He is God”. The Lord is our guide and we are not alone.
How do we receive God’s guidance in this challenging time?
Isaiah 26:3-4 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.”
First of all, go to our Lord Jesus, our Rock eternal who can keep us in perfect peace when we fix our mind on Him. We can have peace because Jesus knows the future. He is the Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end. Jesus is God; He is timeless and limitless.
Secondly, we can depend on Him to guide us. Some of the ways the Lord guides us are:
• He guides us through His Word (2 Tim 3:16)
• He sovereignly guides us through divine encounter (Acts 9:3-6, Rom 8:28)
• He directs us inwardly by the Holy Spirit (Acts 16:6, Rom 8:14)
• He directs us by counsel from mentors/friends (Prov 11:14)
• He directs us by opportunities or open doors (1 Cor 16:9)
• He guides us through the peace by prayer (Phil 4:6-7)
• He directs us when we have a yielded spirit (Rom 12:1-2)
• He directs us through our spiritual gifts (1 Cor 7:7)
• He directs us through our common sense (Proverbs 16:9)
• He directs us through fasting (Ezra 8:21)
(part 2 will be shared at next week’s church bulletin)