For You have been a safe place for me, a tower of strength where I am safe from those who fight against me. (Psalm 61:3 NLV)
Have you ever just had one of those exhilarating days, not to boast, but today, one of the nurses did not show up to work, so I had to fill-in, not what I wanted to do with my day. It was a good thing I was at the office, and maybe it was divine intervention. I believe I shared in previous writings, the majority of people who patronize the training school are from the Latin diaspora; today there was a young lady in the training program that did not want to participate because she was not comfortable speaking English. I told her that this space is safe, and it is an opportunity to practice English as her second language. I expressed to the young lady I would help her pronounce the words, and there was no need to feel insecure, this is a judgment-free zone. I kept calling on her to read, and you could begin to tell that she was gaining confidence. So, at the end of the class, I said she did exceptionally well, and she underestimated her capabilities. She had a big smile on her face and hopefully gained the opportunity to keep working on English as her second language.
I am grateful for the safe place that Christ has for me. Many people will not afford you the opportunity for a safe place; they want you to stay quiet and drink their Kool-Aid; or you are considered a complainer and chief. Some people need to take a walk down memory lane and recall when they had a few or several complaints, and now that someone else is venting or expressing their thoughts and feelings it’s a problem. I want to know why we want to point fingers at President Trump, when if you turn those fingers back on your life maybe you will find that you might have a few of those same ugly ways. Sometimes looking at someone else is an excellent way to reflect upon one’s behavior. “you mean I act like that?” If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. I am so glad that I am an individual with a mind to be creative and allow people to be themselves and prayerfully provide them a space to feel safe where I value other opinions whether I agree or respectfully disagree. I will always cherish my safe place in God and know that I do not have to doubt myself when there are those who fight against me because of their insecurities and character flaws. In life, we might lose a few friends, I may not be man’s favorite, but I know that I am one of Gods favorites and I will never walk alone. If you do not have the space to be yourself, without being a threat to someone else, you do not need those controlling spirits in your life. Remain encourage and know that God will always be the safe place and a tower of strength that is consistent and void of manipulative behavior. God Bless you and keep your head up.