What do YOU want? No Really, What do you REALLY want? Jesus asked this question multiple times in the Gospels. It is an important question because it draws out Truth from the heart. And, THAT my friends is what Jesus is after - truth, honesty. We all know and long for those special relationships that we can relate honestly. That is what Jesus is after with you!
Obviously, some times what we think we want changes as we consider it and/or experience the repercussions of pursuing it. Regardless, discovering your WANT TO is what coaching is all about. It leads you to your true desires, where your motivation is, and all that is drawn out of the heart which connects us to spirit. Spirit is where we connect to God.
In coaching, we follow our curiosity in conversations. Jesus did the same. Luke 2:46 Then, after three days they found Him (Jesus) in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
The goal in coaching is to draw out of the coachee new insights, new possibilities, new growth. And, it's all because we believe in the coachee and want the best for them.
Jesus, the Master Coach, is interested in coaching you around your WANT TO. So, here's a conversation starter with Jesus.
Jesus, if I were to be really honest in this moment, here's what I really want right now .... What about that do You want to converse around?
How does me sharing honestly with You impact You?
The goal in asking questions of Jesus is to ask in Faith, with Hope and the goal of experiencing His Love - 1 Corinthians 13:13 (but the greatest of these is love).
Faith - Believing You are who You say You are.
Hope - Believing things can change (although recognizing it's not magic) because God is at work and more is going on than I realize.
Love - Believing You REALLY know me and WANT do to life with me, and do so regardless of what I have done or what has happened or is happening.
So, the other day, I, Julie, got very frustrated that I was having to do all the work (exaggeration) at a gathering. After it was all over, I turned to Jesus for a heart to heart conversation. I told Him what I really wanted was HELP. Then I asked Him about that - what He wanted to converse around. Interestingly enough, we had a conversation around why I was expecting people to offer rather than me simply asking for help. Actually, there were some beliefs behind that needed changing. Later, I picked up a book that spoke exactly to the same issue and gave some real practical applications. I felt so "helped" because not only was it pertinent, it gave me hope for the future. It was amazing! A simple illustration, but it gives you the gist.