Some people really take to the Boardroom and use their knowledge as tools to help them life better. Other people find the whole process just too complicated and ‘toss the baby out with the bath water’. So how can this Boardroom example be used in a practical way? Why is knowing about all these parts within us even helpful? Here is a Guest writer explaining some of the values to using the Boardroom as tools in everyday living.
Here is a Guest Post by Pastor Sharon White on how she has learned to use the Tools of the Boardroom:
“There are many instances where the boardroom can be used as a tool to help us in life. For instance if we are faced with a circumstance that offends and upsets us we can go to our boardroom to see which ‘buttons’ the offence is pressing. When that is established, getting to the root of the issue with Jesus, and the offended member, can facilitate healing, repentance or whatever is required.
“Another instance is if we are trying to seek or establish God’s will in a matter. This can be either seeking His direction or His help in making a decision. Sometimes we may just be out of sorts; not understanding why and a visit to our boardroom will quickly identify who is behind this feeling of ‘being out of sorts’ and what the issue is.
“To do this, there are a few steps to follow that will unlock the process. Writing down what is said by each of the members is helpful to clarify and recap if necessary, not unlike taking the minutes of a meeting
“The first goal is to hear what each of the board members has to say. Allow them to speak freely without judgement or condemnation. This step will establish where the problem lies and gives an opportunity not just for a hearing but for a healing.
“Then when the first step is completed, ask the boardroom member/s, if they are willing to hear what Jesus has to say.
“Ask Jesus what He wants to say to the boardroom member/s and record that also.
“Allow the boardroom to decide if they are willing to go along with what Jesus says or directs. This will bring up some interesting discussions as you get to know each of the players in your Boardroom. If there is still resistance to follow His will, you may need someone to help work with one or more of the particular board members who are resistive. Remember unity under Christ’s Lordship is the healthiest outcome for the boardroom. This is what you are aiming for!
“By getting to know all your board members and following the steps above you will begin to have more peace and grow as a person. The tools of the Boardroom provide an opportunity for faulty thinking, wounding, oppression and other internal issues in the board members themselves. You will become aware of the dynamics of the boardroom as different parts are exposed.
“In the process of Mentoring people, I often come across a very interesting example when using the Boardroom concept is the answer! Recently one person shared her story: Nicky came with feelings of ‘just being too tired to care anymore…” She had a great job so her mind was still actively involved in planning, sorting and getting her responsibilities on top of things in her office….but when she went home, she feel in a heap. She didn’t even have the energy to add new light bulbs!
“Many people I know, myself included, find this tool invaluable for personal and Christian growth. I pray as you learn and implement this tool your relationship with Jesus will deepen significantly and you will find peace within that will be visible to all.
“So what was going on? As we did a quick review of her ‘Boardroom’, she saw her will standing and shouting ‘No, I’m tired and no more!” The other members were actually being shouted down and now were quietly sitting there watching the will struggle to be heard. …except for her spirit who was trying to calm down the will and bring some reasoning into the situation. However, as she watched, her spirit was also so tired of the struggle with the will.
“The Lord was at the head of the Table but was pretty much being ignored by the will as the struggle was between her spirit and a tired, discouraged will. “Why had they all had to endure what she had in the past? Why weren’t things resolving as the Will believed God had wanted? Why…Why…” was the constant stream of words from the Will, all aimed at the spirit.
“When the Will was heard, we asked if the Lord could come and talk to the Will. “OK” came a very tired, reluctant Will. Gently the Lord reminded the Will of times when He had been there, to bring good from what seemed like hard situations. The Will accepted this; even the great job she had now was because He had taught Nicky so much.
“The Lord Jesus then asked the Will if it could just take the little steps He had planned in front of Nicky. That pleased the Will as it meant the Will wasn’t in charge of having to push every part of the Boardroom to get moving; it meant the Will could rest in His promises more.
“Next, the Lord turned to the spirit. He reinforced that the desired balance in her personality was for the spirit and the Holy Spirit to bring harmony for the whole system. He wanted her spirit to find what brought “…refreshing, revitalization and strength…” to her spirit. That was her homework for her spirit, along with encouraging the Will to see more of the Lord’s hand in her life. Jesus needed to rebuilt the Will’s trust in the Lord’s guidance and love for her.
“Nicky left our session with a big smile on the outside and the inside because she has seen the dynamics of her tired Will and tired Spirit. It was the beginning of the next step to find more wholeness in her life. She determined to work with her Will to let it rest more in His “…slow step at a time….” guidance….and to find new hope for her spirit.”
So that’s the BR, folks! Hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have presenting it. My thanks to everyone! I have really enjoyed preparing and presenting this material. Remember to think about using these “tools” in the future too. Father God’s best to each of you!!!!!
I hope this has given you a bit more an understanding of how ‘the Boardroom’ can work for you.
Susanne Fengler, Blog Author