Living a Christian lifestyle means to take into consideration all of Jesus’s teachings in everything we do in life. The instructions that the writers of the Bible laid down for us under God’s inspiration can be a true moral compass. If we are to follow this compass, it can lead us to a better life. But this may not always be so easy, since it does require a certain knowledge of the Scriptures. This is where Christian life coaching can help us.
The Christian Life Today
Shortly after the death of Jesus Christ, the first Christian congregations formed, led by his surviving apostles. With the help of the Holy Ghost they were able to develop a lifestyle that has resounded throughout the ages. Even after sectarian disagreements, wars, persecution and the simple distractions of everyday life, we can still know what the point was of the teachings of Jesus Christ – and most importantly, how to apply them in everyday life.
After all, to be a Christian means to follow the teachings of Christ. It means to use his teachings in everything we do and apply them at all times. And while going to church regularly does help in understanding certain aspects of Christian life, coaching can help in making a lot of these instructions a lot clearer.
Often the practical applications of Jesus’s teachings escape us. “Love thy neighbor” for example does not always seem reasonable or even doable. So what does it actually mean? Is there a way that we can learn how to apply biblical principles in our lives, even if we do not have an extensive knowledge of the Scriptures? Is it even practical to use Bible teachings in living a modern life?
A Christian life coach is not necessarily a priest or missionary charged with teaching the Word of God. It can simply be a person who either formally or privately trained to be a life coach and who specifically applies the teachings of Jesus Christ when giving advice. Since the Bible instructs us to ‘encourage one another and build each other up’, life coaching is also biblical. In the Bible itself are many examples of people coming to aid someone else to apply Christ’s teachings in their lives. God himself charged many to do just that, a prime example being the apostle Paul.
The goal of coaching is to promote practical steps that can lead to personal change. It may focus on self-improvement using specific Christian teachings and applying Bible instructions to everyday life. Although the Bible is at heart a self-help book, we do often require someone to walk alongside us, figuratively hold our hand and help us take certain decisions in life using Scriptures and biblical principles.
Through Christian life coaching it can be possible for us to correct errors in our lives, redirect our thinking and improve our living standards all through the word of Christ. This in turn can help us lead a true Christian life.