It’s a Good Day to Take it Personally

I never thought I’d hear myself telling someone to take something personally. I mean it seems in our culture, in our day, almost everyone is walking around offended, upset or at the very least up in arms by something that’s going on around them. Whether it’s that thing heard through the grapevine that someone supposedly said, or the way that person looked when they walked by or the latest political decision that ran across social media. Many people are living emotionally charged and personally applying the weight of whatever care comes their way. I say, that this kind of taking it personally, we could take a big long break from for its it’s not only detrimental to our well-being but a severely misplaced investment of attention.

There are truly greater things of value to consider.

The Easter holiday is one of those things. Here is something weightier and wealthier might I say, to take personally, if we haven’t already. To contemplate the intimate connection that you and I have to the Cross of Christ is to actually consider our part in His death! If we allow ourselves to be offended by anything, couldn’t we be rightfully offended by our own sin?

Taking this moment in His-story, personally, is both heavy and rich at the same time. The cross is a sign of what agony He chose to endure because of us and evidence of the immeasurable love He poured out for each of us individually. What a responsibility and what an honor!

While I believe one must consider the weight of what was done on the cross to satisfy the penalty for our sin, thankfully and hallelujah we are not at all required to carry that weight.  Why? Because He took that fully upon himself, in other words…

Jesus took it personally.

He took it personally that His children were hopelessly lost and needed to be found.

He took it personally that because of sin and death there was a wall towering between us.

He took it very personally that the enemy plotted for us to spend eternity separated from Him.

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.

What a gift! Jesus took it upon Himself to solve our problem and personally saw to it that we were set free forever!

There isn’t a gift given that isn’t given personally and no one ever receives a gift without taking it personally.

It’s time to take the cross personally- Jesus did.

Robyn Adams

Charistree Coaching | Hope. Healing. Wholeness. Clarity of Purpose

As a Professional Life Coach, Robyn Adams loves to help others on their journey to hope, healing, wholeness and clarity of purpose. Robyn can’t remember a time when she didn’t have the desire to listen to others so that she could offer them help and hope. It is the way Robyn is made. Robyn started pursuing her ambition to become a counselor by obtaining a degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies.  To compliment her formal education, she has a wealth of experience working in organizations such as Youth with A Mission (YWAM) and YoungLives mentoring teen moms and young adults in personal development and discipleship. It was while researching her masters degree in counseling that she discovered Life Coaching and chose to take the journey herself.  At 38 years old, she came to understand the value of self-awareness coupled with process as her own experience with a coach who helped her to become a more whole and healthy wife, mother, daughter and friend.

In 2008, she received her Certification in Professional Coaching and started Charistree.  She offers several coaching tracks now from nutritional, personal and business coaching. Robyn’s foundational coaching process at its core is to expose the beauty and hope inside of hardship, instilling the courage in others to lean into transformation. By creating a safe and compassionate environment, she journeys through this process with others helping them to find hope, healing wholeness and clarity of purpose. Robyn believes that wholeness involves healing the body emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually and can be achieved first and foremost through the discovery of one’s own personal significance and inspiring vision for life. This is her passion.