Directions From Your Life Coach - Outline

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Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE.  Join us at 6 PM EST.

Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker and author, defines a “life coach” as:

“. . .someone who helps you identify your goals and develop an actionable plan to achieve them.”

A seven-fold prayer on finding and then becoming an effective and successful life coach.

1.       A prayer of revelation

First, you have to ask . . . and keep on asking.

Matthew 7:7-8 AMPC

“Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.”

Second, get wisdom to handle the revelation knowledge you receive.

Ephesian 1:17 TLB

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.”

Third, exercise your faith by standing on the Word.

James 1:5-6 KJV

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

Fourth, search the scriptures.

2 Timothy 13:16-17 NLT

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

Fifth, be obedient to the Word.

Luke 11:28 AMPC

“But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!”

Sixth, glorify God.

Isaiah 42:21 AMPC

“It was the Lord’s pleasure for His righteousness’ sake [in accordance with a steadfast and consistent purpose] to magnify instruction and revelation and glorify them.”

Seventh, vision precedes revelation.

Psalm 29:18 AMPC

“Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.

2.       A prayer of expectation

Psalm 5:3 NIV

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."

Expectation is a powerful part of our daily time with the Lord and our confession.

“Heavenly Father, today, I come before you expecting this to be the greatest day of my life. A day filled with unique opportunities to share your love with every person I meet. I thank you, Lord, for the favor which will flow through me today in every conversation and for this to be a day in which you will be glorified by what I think, say and do. In the strong name of Jesus. Amen.”

Psalm 62:5 KJV

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”

3.       A prayer of influence

Psalm 67:1-2 AMPC

“God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us—Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!—That Your way may be known upon earth, Your saving power (Your deliverances and Your salvation) among all nations.”

Psalm 112:9 NLT

“They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.”

Value—How Do You See Yourself

Identity—Who You Are in Christ 

Purpose—Why You Are Here on Planet Earth

Philippians 3:8 NLT

“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.”

2 Corinthians 5:20 AMPC

So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you]andbe reconciled to God.

Luke 12:7 KJV

“But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

Matthew 5:48 MSG

"In a word, what I'm saying is, Grow up. You're kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you."

Exodus 9:16 NLT

“But I have spared you for a purpose—to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.”

4.       A prayer for favor

Luke 2:52 KJV

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”

Genesis 39:21 KJV

“But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”

Acts 7:10 AMPC

“And delivered him from all his distressing afflictions and won him goodwill and favor and wisdom and understanding in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him governor over Egypt and all his house.”

Exodus 12:36 AMPC

“The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they gave them what they asked. And they stripped the Egyptians [of those things].”

Exodus 12:36 GWT

“. . .So the Israelites stripped Egypt of its wealth.”

Here are seven ways you should pray for favor.

First, pray for, believe and expect continual supernatural moves of God in your daily life.

Second, you will move in favor by doing what you say you're going to do. . .when you say you’re going to do it.

Third, always be a person of integrity even when no one else is around.

Fourth, be a person of character instead of being a character

Fifth, live an Ephesians 6:8 lifestyle.

Sixth, treat people the way you want to be treated.

Seventh, position yourself for His favor to flow through you to others.

Proverbs 19:6 NASB

“Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.”

5.       A prayer of focus

Matthew 6:9-13 AMPC

Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors. And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

I Corinthians 10:13 NKJV

“[No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but Godisfaithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bearit.]”

6.       A prayer of increase

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NLT

“There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. 10 He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do , and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.”

Seven things about Jabez. . .

First, he was more honorable than any of his brothers. No doubt he chose to be a man of integrity.

Second, he was the one who prayed to God. [He knew His God and also realized that you have not…because you ask not.]

Third, he was specific in his request.   He asked God to bless him.

Fourth, he asked for increase. . .when you have more territory. . .you can have more of what went on the land.

Fifth, he wanted God’s direction and abiding presence in all he did. Wise choice.

Sixth, he specifically asked to be free of trouble and pain.

Seventh, God granted his request.

Deuteronomy 16:15 KJV

“Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord shall choose: because the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.”

7.       A prayer for boldness

Ephesians 3:12 KJV

“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.”

Acts 4:29-31 NLT

“And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.”