Who’s with me?

Posted on in Coaching, Identity, Strategy, The Creel Model

Good friends recently recommended watching the TV series Friday Night Lights. “Great entertainment. Strong faith message.” We checked out the season one DVDs from the library (who knew you could do that?). I didn’t really agree with the entertainment value or the perception of a strong faith message. The first season of this popular series features teens drinking way too much alcohol and having a lot of sex. Oh, but then they pray to Jesus, go to church and the producer gratuitously drifts a Third Day song through the left rear speaker channel.

Message received: Wherever you trod, don’t forget to bring along God—God with me.

I was initially pretty put off this. But then I checked the mirror and I must confess the message of this program is very often a direct reflection of my life. I want what I want when I want it. I do what I want to do when I want to do it. I go where I want to go when I want to go. Oh, but I do invite God to come along with me and frequently ask him to come in behind and bail me out.

There’s a lot of dialogue right now about living the “with God” life but I don’t see much in terms of practical application. The Creel Institute has initiated a coaching module that works individuals through the Creel ModelSM—a process for discovering how each one of us has been uniquely designed by God and how we can employ our unique gifts to be more effective (bearing much fruit) in the places of God’s leading.

A great line in the “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” reminds us, “Our God is marching on.”

Who’s with him?

If you would like to be coached through the Creel Model, email Gail Derreberry. The Creel Institute also offers Creel Model coaching for churches, helping ministries and businesses.

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