• “You Kept Me From Drowning!”

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Life Saver

It’s really scary to be, in over your head, in rough and deep uncharted waters. The frantic efforts to preserve life when taking in water, thrashing about, scared and panicked about what’s next.

Managing to gasp for breath, while trying to stay afloat, is overwhelming. Going down for the third time, imagining the end is near! In situations like this, one feels really alone and helpless.

That was the situation with one of my students, who admitted, “You saved my life. I was drowning and I was getting pretty scared. You threw me a life ring of safety. You are like a lifesaver to me.” A life preserver was thrown her way and she desperately grabbed it and held on tight. It worked! Things are different now since we pulled her out of the tumultuous deep. She was floundering, but no more! She was rescued and pulled safely ashore. We spent some quality time debriefing—understanding her plight! She was not alone anymore.

We began restructuring her ministry process. Now she is more organized. She is more excited about ministry. She even goes back into deep water, to test the waters. She is more prepared now. She is swimming again and is not afraid of the water. She is using the “buddy system” with her coach, checking in.

Now there is more clarity to her vision. She made some critical adjustments navigating some rocky hazards. With some new insights and skills, she resolved to chart a new course. She was ready to embark on a whole new adventure. This time, when she ventures into deep waters, she has a plan and she is not alone.

What made the difference in her journey? It was the Life Guard, who was the lifesaver here. This too, is the role of a Kidology Coach—a wise vigilant, experienced leader who rescues those who want the help. Another potential ministry casualty was rescued!

Coaching Works! “Imagine how a how a life-saving intervention could change your direction.” Another Kidmin saved from drowning!

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