Welcome back to our overview of the different parts to your personality in our Total Wholeness blog! So far we have introduced the logical, rational member of the Boardroom – the Mind.
The BR is constantly feeling emotions, thinking about things, sorting out different views and making decisions. This is the Boardroom member of our personality that carries out the decisions made by the whole personality – or at least by the strongest members. It can either be a ‘control freak’ needing to know everything before it acts or ….crushed, broken and without ‘the will to do anything’. The will is a ‘Doer’ in your personality.news
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 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!
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.
I hope this has given you a bit more an understanding of how 'the Boardroom' can work for you.
There is a time and place for everything in My kingdom. A time to seek Me and a time to rejoice in My love. I have planned a time for you to be born, to grow and to choose to know Me.
I have your future in My hands as well. There is nothing that can touch you without going through Me first. I plan, I teach and I grow you, My child. I have your valleys and your mountain tops in My hand.
I wish to draw you closer, to lead you with My peace. Find My peace and you will find My paths to wholeness. Let Me guide you in all things. Look for My hand in your world and you will see Me.
I know your Heart and I know your fears. I ask that you grow your trust in Me and let Me show you all that you need. You are spirit being as well as physical. I walk in both kingdoms, as well as the unseen world around you. I know the path ahead.
Time cannot take you from Me. In fact, My eternity awaits for you when you finish this earthly walk. A time that is far beyond your wildest imagination awaits you. Be faithful to what I have taught you, My child. Continue to grow in My love and truth.
Be careful of your doubts though as the enemy delights to try and pull from My path. There is rest and peace in My path. Look for this, My child. Even though you wish to see Me with the natural, look more to what I have already taught you. There are many treasures that I have stored in your mind and Heart!
I am here. Please never doubt this! I lead you so that you will grow in faith. Trust My ways and look for Me and you will find My paths. I have such great things ahead for you, know this! I will never leave you without a Guide to help you follow the path I have for you.
You have many questions and I do have many answers; some will have to wait till I see you face to face. Other questions … come to Me and ask and I will answer you. Listen for My voice as I do speak to you many times without you realising it. Look for My ways and you will find Me.
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Submitted on May 3rd. 2013
I am impressed wish this blog! I first clicked on the site not knowing what I would find. It was a very pleasant surprise on the topics you’re covering! I especially appreciate the info you have given us on emotions. I haven’t found many good blogs on this topic.
Submitted on 2012/09/11 at 11:10 pm
Susanne, I am spending each Wednesday morning going through the Board Room. Last week I found the exercises really helpful in putting into practice what I am starting to learn about the boardroom. The exercise that surprised me the most was the wall.
I pictured a solid brick wall- very tall. It is a neat wall and well built. However, it has lots of openings that I peek through. Too my surprise it is quite a narrow wall. I can step out from behind it whenever I like. It is not a secure barrier that I am hiding behind.
Jesus just wants me to come out and stop hiding. I can have full access to the Father. I can deal with the complete openness; I don’t need to hide and take small snatches of information through my peepholes. It is like walking out into beautiful sunshine. I am a little girl who can skip out and not observe from a distance.
Jesus said, ” Come out into my sunshine and listen to what I have to say to you.”
Very encouraging, Thanks
Great blog! I’ve enjoyed reading and getting to know the aspects of the boardroom in my life. I especially love the prayers for the conscience here, very helpful. Keep up the amazing work! Blessings!
Hi Guys! Just to let you know I have read many of your articles! Great! keep up the good work. I especially like your Case Study.on 'Josie'.
Hi Susanne. The Boardroom is an area I’d like to work on a bit more, so I look forward to reading more on your site. Thank-you for making this available
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