Psalm 23 for Coaches

Some time ago I went to a workshop about the interface between work and faith. The guy leading it spoke about how David wrote Psalm 23 based on his knowledge of being a shepherd, hence the psalm begins with the familiar words, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd…’ One of the exercises he got us as delegates to do was re-write the psalm from our own work/job/professional experience. Here’s my attempt:

The Lord is my Coach,

I shall not be left to drift.
He fills my life with good things,
He quietly inspires my life.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though the journey is fraught with barriers and uncertainty,
I will fear no evil for you are journeying with me.
Your questions and encouragement will comfort and inspire me to continue.
When I reach my goal despite the barriers, people and things, you will celebrate with me!
The journey you equip me for will be exciting and challenging.
My reward, my ultimate destination will be an utter delight!
Eternity to celebrate with you!

What do you think?

It’s an interesting exercise. Give it a go and let me know!


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