As a leader, one of our responsibilities is to challenge our people to grow. We need to get them to grow personally and professionally which will help improve creativity and morale. It is possible to push them too far; perhaps into a direction that they are not interested in. Another pit fall in pushing people to grow is that you may push them into a position that they are not prepared for or are not prepared to perform. A good leader will find their limits and desires and we can do this through employee coaching. Coaching takes time, especially initially, but once you’re both (the employee and leader) efficient in the process, the results far outweigh the time investment. Good coaches will listen to the employee more than they talk, paraphrasing their desires to ensure that they understand what the employee wants and will set goals with (not for) the employee. This ensures that they are part of their own destiny. Once you know what they want, you can help them reach and achieve more by challenging them to set higher goals.

1 Corinthians 10:13 “God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear…”

God will also challenge us and as a good coach, He will also be faithful to us; God keeps His promises to be faithful. The struggle between God and Satan remains strong and the old Adam in us can be tempted quite easily. We know God loves us and that despite our free will to choose, He will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. Our sin and our inability to follow the Ten Commandments is why God had to send His only Son to be our savior; with Jesus Christ we are free from the bondage of our sin. Our faith in Jesus and God’s grace is what allows us to be tempted and fail at times but still have forgiveness of our sins. God is faithful! He kept His promise of salvation for all by sending His son to die for our sins. We all sin and may at times feel unworthy; God’s grace and the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross makes us all worthy regardless of our own actions.