“No, scratch that! Hello, my name is John. I struggle in many things and I was wondering if I could get help here from this counseling.”
“No, no, please let me try again. Hi, I’m John and I need help. I’m hoping to be a better person.”
Okay, these scenarios never really happened. I have imagined these are the scenarios that will go through in my head if I were asked to go to a counseling session. I would rehearse that much because I want to be accepted by whoever who is going to assess me; I care about what they think of me, I care about how they would sum me up through their first impression.
I know this is quite a juvenile practice or is it? We serve a God who accepts us no matter how tainted, bruised and broken we are or have become. There is neither the need to rehearse any form of introduction nor the need to provide an excel spreadsheet listing all of your sins. He sees you flawless; He has made you in His image, you are validated and you are accepted because of who your Creator is.
So let me say this as my introduction – “Hello I’m John, I’m a work in progress but I’m in a good hand, Lord Jesus’.”
Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall
- John W.