I was watching Joel Osteen today and was taught a very good and important lesson I am going to share with you, that hopefully you will use in your own life and empower your clients to think about.
It happens quite a bit that people ask me how I got where I am- a professional coach, an academy owner, overcoming illness or even how I get a high search engine ranking. I have always been quick to list the books that helped me most, or the advice that I take to heart, but I often forget a very important premise:
1 Corinthians 15:10 “But by the grace of God I am what I am…”
I am nothing but for the grace of God.
It is because of God that I am blessed. Period.
God has given me (and I am thankful for) all my talents, skills, ideas, gifts, dedication, inspiration and on and on. He leads my way to the knowledge He wants me to know (to the books I read for example). He gives me the passion to follow through on the ideas He sends me.
Further more, He made me sick so I could get well- better then “well”, actually.
He has brought me down when He wanted me to learn important lessons, even if I did not know what the lessons were at the time (sometimes I am convinced that the lessons occured just so that I could overcome them and let others know how).
As I go through my day today I will now be sure to thank God for all the small and large gifts He has give me. From a smile from a stranger to an amazing parking spot, to a new student or client.
“Promotion doesn’t come from people, it comes from God.” Joel Osteen.
Thank you, God. I am what I am because of you and for that I am grateful.