I am one with God. I am one with God, me, and myself.
As I have been journeying to become a counselor, the Lord has shown me many things to do to improve how I see myself and others from a Godly and therapeutic standpoint.
~”But godliness with contentment is great gain.”~1 Timothy 6:6, NIV~
In order for me to be the best therapist that I can be, I must strive towards Godliness. This means seeing my future clients as the Lord Jesus would see them as I humbly meet them where they are at in terms of their therapeutic needs.
I love people. I also love Jesus. Jesus loves my future clients for therapy more than I love them. Therefore, I must give Him all of the glory, the honor, and the praise that He deserves.
I am a student with Liberty University and their online program for as Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am about halfway into the program and am set to graduate in the Spring of 2022. I am thankful to God that I have made it this far. However, I must give all of the glory to God for allowing me to go through this bootcamp that is training to become a future counselor.
I am learning how to paraphrase. I am learning how to use challenging skills. I am also learning reflection of feeling, meaning, and content so that I can be equipped to serve my future clients as they come to me and I serve them: through therapy.
Even though it is only May 2020, I still have a long time to go before I graduate from this program. I see myself becoming a counselor and envision myself in this calling and profession as I work towards this calling every day. I thank God for giving me outlets for selfcare.
Selfcare for me includes nature hiking, picking flowers, creating artwork through means of drawing and painting, writing, journaling, ballroom dancing, and other hobbies. Selfcare for me, as a future counselor, is so important because it will give me an outlet to recharge and rejuvenate for the next session with my future clients. I cannot wait until I graduate and am able to utilize my selfcare techniques by taking them to a new level when I start counseling in the future. It will be self-gratifying as well as honorable to the Lord.
~”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~Jeremiah 29:11, NIV~
God knows the plans He has for me. I have to be the one to execute these plans for my future as I step out on faith and do what it takes to reach my goal to become a future counselor. This faith is something that moves mountains and is one that I cannot see. It is power. It is a miracle. It is glorious. Hallelujah!
I am still praying about the people group that I will be a counselor for to counsel. It will probably be women because I have a heart to serve women and their families. Please keep me in prayer every body as I work towards my goals.
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~”I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”~Philippians 4:13, KJV~