What a profound question!
For the last five years of my coaching career and as we approach the first anniversary of the W.I.N. Awakening, I prioritized being very intentional with each person I encountered daily. I always wanted them to know that I recognized their value and worth, so I would always ask:
HOW ARE YOU?
As you can imagine, I have received various answers from the typical, good, fine, and even better off than I deserve. Still, occasionally, there would be a deeper, more transparent, and vulnerable response of I am hurting or struggling.
Today, I sent a quick text to a coach I have not spoken with for a couple of months, and as I always do, I asked him:
HOW ARE YOU?
His response was different than anyone in the past. He said, “HOW ARE YOU?” is an excellent question, Ken.
For a few weeks there, I legitimately had no idea. He then responded:
HOW ARE YOU, KEN?
It caught me off guard momentarily. Then I paused, gave my mind a moment to process the last eight months, and then, without hesitation, I responded:
TIRED, WEARY, DISTRACTED, AND BROKEN-HEARTED,
But I trust Papa to restore what appears broken to its original design.
These are the real emotions in my life right now.
As we appropriate Papa’s grace and peace, that is ours to live from TODAY!
(2 Peter 1:2-3; Passion version)
At this moment, I chose to believe that Papa loves me and my family and that Papa is good!
So, if YOU need a safe place to share your heart, join me at the W.I.N. Awakening, where we will help YOU WIN by learning to live from a place of VICTORY as YOU awaken to your Wholeness, true Identity, and what it means to be kNown by Papa.