“Ministry is Coaching”

“Ministry is Coaching”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

* You can’t coach anyone if you can’t see. You have to see the big picture which means you have to step back far enough to see everything (Just like a panoramic view on a camera or TV). It takes insight- hear what someone is saying AND what someone is not saying. Never make a decision based on one thing- everything affects something else.

* God provides vision, so we must first spend time with Him. But, in order to have time to meditate, we need to get rid of distractions. When the Lord speaks to you, you have to shut down everything else.

Psalm 1: 1-2 (NIV)
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

God wants to open up our spiritual eyes to show us the things we cannot see with our natural eyes.

2Kings 6: 15-17 (NIV)
When the servant of the man of God, got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my Lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  And Elisha prayed, “Oh Lord, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Vision doesn’t deal with where you are; vision deals with where you’re going. A good coach has a vision for the team.

* Special instruction for pastors/ministers/church leaders: Don’t complain about your congregation. Understand these are the people God has given you to coach. You have to be patient. Don’t look at their faults, look at their gifts. Someone took time to groom you, so take the time to groom someone else.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV)
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

In essence, this scripture means: We’d probably see ourselves in a completely different way if only we could see what God already sees in us.  That’s powerful- let the concept sink in…

Something to think about: God broke the mold when He made you! He equipped you with special gifts and talents. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! So, how can you let other people define you, when it’s God who has your blueprint?  Don’t let them. Use your gifts to minister to someone. There’s a coach inside each of us!

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