The pursuit of the good life is a spiritual journey.
Yes, money is a part of it.
You should have a poppin business and career, for sure.
Yes, doing more of what you love is at the heart of what’s good about life.
You should be totally in love with what you do.
But, there is nothing more spiritual than finding out who you are and why you’re here. The discovery of those two things is what the good life is really made of.
Through books, blogs, empowerment conferences, and courses we seek the meaning of life.
Who am I? Why am I here? What was I born to do?
Ever find yourself asking those questions? I’m pretty sure you have. And those of us who can’t afford to find ourselves while luxuriating on a sandy beach in Mexico or discover real purpose by packing up our lives and moving across the country, still need a little help figuring it all out.
Life coaching, business mentorship, and even therapy are awesome resources. I am, in fact, the last person to frown on any of that, really. I am a student of Psychology. I have worked as a counselor, social worker, mental health advocate… and I’ve served as a mentor for more than 15 years.
The thing is: we often forget to check in with the greatest resource we have. God.
Think about it, whom better to consult about your life than the one who created you?
I remember searching… There was a period in my life when I questioned everything, including the reason for my own existence. Being a black girl from the projects with limited resources, and a very blurry vision of the good life, I needed guidance. When I couldn’t find it in the form of a traditional family, or positive reinforcements, I turned to God; and He has been coaching me through life ever since.
You may not come from the projects. Maybe you’re a suburban woman. Maybe you’re a city girl. Regardless, at some point, you’re gonna need some real guidance. You’re gonna question your life. You’re gonna want to go higher, dream bigger, and do greater.
You don’t have to figure it out alone. You have access to the Divine. Mix that with your heart, hustle, and magical way of showing up in life and you get a heavenly collaboration, literally.
Here are 3 Ways to Make God Your Life Coach (& Stop Trying to Figure it All Out Alone) :
Ask. Questioning your life, your business, or your purpose? Ask God. Through prayer and quiet petition, you open the lines of communication between you and God. There is so much wisdom to gain from the Creator and when you ask questions, you get answers. Ask about your life, your purpose, and how to make things happen. Don’t forget to ask for what you want the most.
Check in. Once you’ve asked, look for the answers. One of the biggest mistakes we make with prayer is we don’t follow up. We ask God about finding our purpose and pursuing the desires of our hearts, and then we open our eyes and move on with life—hoping things will just fall into place.
Think about it like this: you submit a business proposal, via email, at 9 am Monday morning. If you’re anything like me, you’re checking your email every 15 minutes starting at 9:15 am. You asked… so you anticipate the answer, right? The same applies to asking your life coach for guidance. Ask, and then anticipate the answer. Check in with God regularly.
Be coachable. The answers are going to start rolling in, and you’re going to be flooded with seeds of opportunity. But only if you’re open and willing.
One evening, you’re going to be sound asleep and God will begin to reveal things to you through dreams. You’ll be minding your business, commuting into the office, and a billboard sign will inspire your next big idea. You’ll get business ideas on the elliptical machine, product design will come to mind while you’re chopping up your veggies, and right in the middle of a conversation with a good friend, your newest book will be born. Take it all in. Absorb all that inspiration.
Those dreams, ideas, and visions are the keys to fulfilling your purpose. They secure your entry into the good life. Don’t sit on that potential. Take the gifts, talents, abilities, dreams, visions, and desires that God has given you, and use them. Go make things happen. That is your contribution to the world. God has placed so much goodness inside of you.
When you find yourself searching for meaning, for purpose, guidance, and for the good life, ask God. He is generous with His wisdom.
A quick exercise in seeking God’s wisdom, daily:
Every morning, take out a journal and write out your questions for God.
Throughout the day, be on the lookout for any answers you may get.
Before going to bed at night, pick up that same journal and write down any new ideas, thoughts, and other inspiration you received during the day. AND… don’t forget to act on them.
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