I grew up in a home that recognized God as our creator but I never felt the need to reference the Bible in my everyday life.
I was approached by an atheist, that’s someone who does not believe in Gods. He was struggling with self esteem issues. Why would I think the Bible can help a client that doesn’t believe in God?
The Bible has some of the best definition and practical advice that I have ever seen. I am always researching great concepts and encouraging words for my friends, family and my clients.
Even if you are not Christian that doesn’t mean you cannot learn valuable lessons from the Bible or gain insight from it.
Being a Transition Coach, I often face the challenge of supporting clients on their journey to change, and sometimes people are defeated mentally and they simply cannot see a better future.
I made an executive decision to try a different approach, something that an atheist may have not seen. I decided to use the words of the best selling book of all time, The Bible.
My client had issues with self-esteem, so I decided to review the Corinthians definition of love and share it with him, and explain to him that self love is an important part of self esteem.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
I asked him if he applies that definition to himself. He said ”definately not” I said Wow! What do you think will happen if you did? He said “i’m not sure” I said ”Let’s try”
I suggest You try this as well and let’s start today.