Liberating and Empowering Christian Counseling Services
Battle For Your Life Ministry offers liberating and empowering counseling services to individuals and couples under the amazing leadership of the Holy Spirit. Our counselors believe in taking a wholistic approach to solving marital, emotional and soul related problems which has so far yielded tremendous results. The results are especially noticeable in situations where the underlying problem has a direct impact on the individual’s physical health. Our emphasis on spiritual warfare as a fundamental strategy for experiencing healing makes our approach to counseling distinct from the many others. We believe individuals, couples and congregations stand a better chance of receiving their deliverance when they first and foremost address their struggles within the framework of spiritual warfare. We also believe the Holy Spirit guides and equips counselors and individuals with the strategies they need to accomplish victory in the realm of the flesh and in the realm of the spirit.
We Lean Not On Our Own Understanding
Although counselors can diagnose individuals with the use of clinical methods, our counselors heavily rely on the immeasurable knowledge of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit has perfect understanding of individuals’ situations and when transferred to our counselors, the knowledge of the Holy Spirit can take our counseling to a whole new level. The Holy Spirit is therefore our Helper during counseling and with His help our counselors are able to connect with individuals on a level that is not ordinarily attained in counseling.
This wealth of knowledge gathered from the Holy Spirit, allows our counselors to show empathy and compassion in a way that Non-Christian counselors are not equipped to genuinely offer. Our understanding of a situation is based solely on the teachings of the Holy Spirit. “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” John 14:26.
Importantly, our counselors take a humble approach to Christian Counseling. At the start of each session, counselors acknowledge the Holy Spirit as the person who has final authority over all decisions. Our counselors also accept that their knowledge and capabilities are highly limited without the power of the Holy Spirit. The words of Solomon in Proverbs 3:5-6 are therefore critical to our Christian Counseling, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
We Integrate Counseling With Spiritual Warfare
Battle For Your Life counselors are not only concerned with the physical well-being of individuals, but they are also concerned with individuals’ spiritual health. Consequently, when offering Christian Counseling, our counselors take into account Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” In this scripture, the Apostle Paul makes it very clear that believers are waging war in the realm of the spirit. This simply means, couples will have to wage war to save their marriages, individuals will have to wage war to maintain their sanity and congregations will have to wage war to keep them and their leaders motivated during times of distress.
To accomplish victory in the realm of the spirit, the Holy Spirit reveals various strategies to be used by individuals (or couples) during the period of counseling. Upon receiving these strategies, our counselors use their expertise and years of experience to make suggestions on how individuals can carry out the strategies in an effectual yet practical way. For instance, the Holy Spirit may recommend that a couple participates in fourteen days of prayer and fasting as a solution to their marital problems. But as their schedules are always busy, the couple might require the expertise of our counselors to help them fit prayer and fasting into their schedules. In situations like this, our counselors make a conscious effort to put themselves in the position of both individuals so as to arrive at a practical solution.
They don’t just leave it there. Battle For Your Life counselors educate individuals on how to approach spiritual warfare and how to effectively apply the strategies and wise counsel of the Holy Spirit in spiritual warfare. “For by wise counsel you will wage your own war. And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 24:6. Our counselors take pleasure in helping individuals and congregations wage victorious war.
Our Counselors Are Biblically-Sound
Battle For Your Life counselors are rooted and grounded in the Word of God. Though clinically-wise, they devote much of their time to reading and understanding the Word of God which is represented by both the Old and New Testaments. Their understanding of the Word comes from the person of the Holy Spirit and they believe the Word of God has the power to speak to different circumstances.
The Word of God is at the heart of our counseling and we believe it is sufficient for teaching, comforting, correcting and transforming. “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.” Psalm 19:7-9.
Our Counselors Are Spiritually Gifted
Battle For Your Life counselors are not just professionally trained and certified, but they’re also spiritually gifted. The spiritual gifts of our counselors some of whom are Ministers, prepare the counseling atmosphere for revelation, healing and deliverance. Some have the gift of prophecy, some the word of knowledge, some the discerning of spirits and some the speaking and interpretation of tongues.
The manifestation of these spiritual gifts does not only aid with deliverance but it also edifies the individuals who are receiving counseling. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, “but he who prophesies edifies the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:3-4. Spiritual gifts are effective in spiritual warfare, like the gift of speaking in tongues. Our ability to incorporate the gifts of the spirit in counseling and spiritual warfare again sets Battle For Your Life Counselors apart.
We Don’t Just Believe In You, We Believe With You
“We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:1-4.
It is the desire of our counselors to see our clients completely healed; emotionally, mentally, relationally, physically and spiritually. Knowing that our struggles can cause us to be weak however, our counselors reach out to individuals to strengthen them whilst they’re receiving counseling and are going through their tough times. Battle For Your Life counselors care for you. Your victory is our victory and we will be with you every step of the way.