By Mathilda Fourie

As Halftime coaches, we help people figure out what is next and how can they live purposefully in the second half of their lives.  As we walk alongside them in this journey, we help them discover vision, examine their past through guided reflection, explore possible serving opportunities that fit their unique design, skillset and passion so that they can have enduring impact and leave a legacy which will live on long after they have moved on.  We touch on things of the heart and things of the head, trying to find the right thing to do with our hands.  In the process, God always seems to challenge our habits and reframe our perspectives.

This morning as I was spending time in the Word of God, these verses brought this whole coaching process into focus for me.We touch on things...

“The man who plants and the man who waters,  have ONE PURPOSE and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers.  You are God’s field, God’s building” 1 Corinthians 3:8-9, NIV

It suddenly dawned on me.  There is only ONE PURPOSE.  It is God’s purpose, not my purpose, and His purpose is the salvation of the lost, through His Son, Jesus Christ.  But He also has called each one of us to work in a particular field, and that is what we need to discover – our calling. To which field have you been called to fulfill this ONE PURPOSE?  Through which mechanism or organization or toolset will you achieve that goal?  It could be to feed the hungry or to reach out to the captive of sexual trafficking.  Maybe it involves helping the executive in bondage to the world or those shackled to the bottom line or the lure of position, possession and power. We are all fellow workers.  We can’t do it on our own.  We can’t do it without others.  And we certainly can’t do it without Him.

We have to be careful that we keep or focus on HIS PURPOSE and not drift or shift into our own pkurpose. to which field haveWe also will be rewarded for our labor – not through a team bonus or team award – our own efforts and actions will determine our rewards. We will never be able to blame others for not getting our reward. We stand accountable before God for being clear on our calling into His Purpose and being obedient to that call, working in THE field he has put us in.

The coaches at the Halftime Institute are called to come alongside people searching for what’s next.  They each successfully navigated this unique season in life we call “halftime,” and now they dedicate themselves to helping others do the same thing.  For more information on how a coach can help you, please CLICK HERE.

Paul McGinnis
Paul McGinnis’ first-half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales, and operations, working for a Fortune 250 company, two non-profits, and a family-run business.

As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart – He had more for Paul than just success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in perspective.

Paul was introduced to the Halftime Institute by an alumnus. He enrolled and began working with his coach. At first, this led him to become a certified Halftime Coach to help other marketplace leaders navigate this unique season of “halftime” successfully, but he knew God had more for him. A few months later, the opportunity arose to join the Halftime Institute team in a full-time role for a period of time. This role, plus coaching, was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.

He is currently serving as a Master Certified Halftime Coach and one of the facilitators for the Fellows Program.

Paul and his wife Maryann have been married 28 years and have two grown kids, Drew and Jennica.

“It’s been amazing for me to see God use every single aspect of my first half journey to lead me to a second half of joy and impact.  I now see the “why” behind many things that have happened in my life, and I thank God that He loves me enough to give me just a small glimpse into His plan, purpose and process."

Check out Paul's article, My Halftime Journal Entry:  October 12, 2012

Check out Paul's Podcasts:
God Said Go So I Did - Eternal Leadership
When You Feel Restless in Your Career - Entrepreneur on Purpose