Core Values: Transcendence
Legacy work is stressing on the eternal value of the transformational work of therapy. At Genesis, one of our core values is to leave a legacy that goes beyond ourselves; one that points those that are hurting to God Himself, the Eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 says, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed… Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Theologian John Piper quotes, “If praising God’s glory is our final destiny, then seeing and savoring and praising God’s glory must be at the heart of what it means to be fully human. Seeing and savoring God is, therefore, the heart of mental health.”
Martin Seligman, Ph.D., the Father of Positive Psychology, stresses that research points to six classes of virtue that are made up of 24 character strengths. One of those virtues is transcendence, with character strengths of gratitude, hope, spirituality, meaning, and purpose. “Use your signature strengths and virtues in the service of something much larger than you are.”
It is important to regularly ask ourselves, “What are some things that you do each day to help keep an eternal perspective?”
How do you want to be remembered?
“The stakes are high in all of this: nothing less than the hearts of those you counsel. God’s agenda is at stake… What is God working on? God would have his people put their hope in Him and Him alone… What you have to offer is God Himself. He is their identity, their riches, their strength, their future and their hope. He is what they need.”
Dr. Paul David Tripp
(Keeping Destiny in View: Helping Counselees View Life from the Perspective of Psalm 73; The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Vol. 13-1, Fall 1994)
Dr. Larry Crabb quotes, “Christian counseling [is] Christ-centered, Biblically based, and oriented toward the eternal more than the immediate.”
“There will be no second chance for the unbeliever or the believer… to go back and live his life over again… now is our window of opportunity. Now is our chance to follow Christ, to speak the truth and reach out to the needy in love. Now is our chance to invest our lives in eternity.” Randy Alcorn
In Light of Eternity
“Life looks radically different when viewed from eternity. God’s words and work are understood very differently. It is a critical perspective for the Biblical Counselor.”
Dr. Paul David Tripp
Article Written By: Dr. Trina Young
Blog Post By: Sarah Warner, M.S.