Bringing in "desires" made such a big difference in my Coaching Journey! I was leading with my head, and that is why I was stuck and couldn't trust Jesus the way He wanted me to.
I am feeling more at peace with myself, with God in this season, and just in general. Peace with where I am in my life. That peace has allowed me to be more present, especially with my kids. In conversations, I’m able to be more present and engaged. Found ways to find time and space. There’s peace, but there’s also been a motivation.Things aren’t just happening to me. I feel more in control. I’m exercising, I fit my pre-pregnancy clothes. I have more energy, making better choices healthwise. Engaging the heart in a way that brought alot of life back and connected all of those pieces.
Mathew led me to Jesus who led me back to places in my heart I had been covering for over 20 years. He led me gently, never forcing me to do anything. I learned to allow myself room to process what I was feeling. Now, I want that same compassion and empathy for others.
Mathew is an amazing life-coach. He always makes me feel safe which is the biggest desire I have. He always gives me room to voice my own opinions and how I feel. He never makes me feel like what I am saying is invalid or inconceivable or only an "emotion" I have. I always struggled with feeling heard and understood because I always felt like I was "too much" and "too little" at the same time. I never felt that way around Mathew. I always felt like I was exactly who I should be, no more no less.
I’ve been given a way to have space and connect with Jesus. It's given me a greater spiritual peace. I feel like, some of the ways I was able to connect to Jesus during our Coaching sessions, spoke peace to such a deep place in my being. The peace hit so deep and comes out of the center of my being now!
The ability to visualize who I want to become has been a major outcome of my coaching experience. I've always thought in pictures, but I never thought to imagine a "future me" and then create action steps to become that person. It gave me something tangible to work toward.
A few of the takeaways after a session with a client in crisis: God is my safe place He wants to hold me I don't have to be strong and carry things alone anymore because I am more precious to him than the flowers of the field.