Post This: “OMW to my Counselor”
Have you ever noticed we never see that kind of post? We post about going to work, school, church, shopping, vacation, but who’s posting about going to their counseling appointment? If you know me at all, you know I unashamedly advocate christian-counseling. There are no numbers I give out more than the psychologists,’ psychiatrists,’ and counselors,’ contacts in my iPhone. As long as I’m breathing, christian-counseling is what I’ll be shouting. How can I be so bold? Because I’m not just an advocate petting a good cause. I’m a satisfied, (literal) life-long customer. I had my first session when I was eight years old, after I penned a letter to my grandparents saying I wanted to die. Thanks to my parents for having the smarts to know I needed to talk to someone. For 37 years, I haven’t felt shame with counseling because I haven’t distinguished it from any other professional I’d see for any other organ in my body that was struggling. FurtherMORE, it’s biblical! Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.” God Himself, authored verses about counseling in the Book of Life. Why? Because He made us, and our brains, and knew we’d need it. We all have garbage we need to dump. I can’t think of a better landfill than a God-filled, spirit-led, judgement-free, 100%-confidential counselor’s office. If you don’t have one, and need one, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), I’ll do my best to help you find one. I hope this encourages someone today!