It can feel like we are consumed by things/distractions/worries from time to time.
Jonah certainly was, as he found himself swallowed by a huge fish! But, through that experience, he found renewed hope in the LORD.
"In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry." (Jonah 2:2)
"But you brought my life up from the pit, O LORD my God. When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple." (Jonah 2:7)
"Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD." (Jonah 2:8-9)
Well said, Jonah! And may it be for us as well.
When we struggle with clinging to our own worthless idols, we often find ourselves consumed by "whales" in our lives. Yet, in our distress, let us call to the LORD. He will listen to our cries. He has provided our salvation. And He is with us always, to the very end of the age!
Yes, I suppose in a way it could be said that at Shane Hansen, Christian Life Coach, LLC we are "fishing guides", as we help clients free themselves from whatever "whale" is attempting to consume them, and instead to pull in the true "catch" that they seek in life. Whether the "whale" be a stressful work/home balance, feeling stuck in life, or looking for help in developing a gameplan to achieve specific goals -- you name it; with the Lord's blessing, and by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we help clients find their direction, experience sustainable success, and enjoy the meaningful happiness that they seek -- all while they craft their own "big fish" story in life.
Do not be consumed by that whale! Call on he Lord, as Jonah did, and He will provide so that you may feast, rather than be feasted upon.
"For waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers." (Proverbs 24:6)
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Coach Shane is a disciple of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father, and an entrepreneur. He is an International Coach Federation (ICF) trained life coach and graduate of the Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) program from the Christian Coach Institute. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Coach Shane has a heart for helping men, families, and young adults in their earthly walks as they continue to grow and develop into the family, church, business, and community leaders that God is calling them to become. He does not teach about the Bible or religion as a trained Pastor or theologian would, but rather relates Christian principles to the everyday walk of earthly life, doing so from a layman’s perspective. Applying a Christian perspective to real life. For more information visit Shane Hansen, Christian Life Coach, LLC.
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