Today has been “one of those days”… a day that I’ve been allowing the anxiety to win, living in a place of “impending doom”, worrying about a situation that I really have absolutely no control over. You know, one of those days when you might think, “I thought I was PAST this kind of living!!”
And then I opened an envelope that contained a Satisfaction Survey that a client completed earlier today. Being the “boss” (and I use that term lightly!), I have the privilege of reading each survey that is submitted.
In response to several of the survey questions, she wrote–
“It is because of the pay scale (fee scale) that I am able to be in counseling–and, meaningful counseling. I have had two other counselors in my life and neither compare to the healing and guidance I am experiencing here. I am just thankful that I can afford it.
God is at work here…it is my place of peace, safety, and wisdom. It is bringing a better quality of life to me…lessening my fears; teaching me how to be a better friend to myself; and just accepting that the world isn’t perfect…and as hard as I’ve tried in the past, I can’t make it that way!”
You know, something happened after I read these words penned by our client. None of my earlier worry really seemed to matter much. As this client states, I need to accept that this world isn’t perfect (and neither are its inhabitants!)…and I need to quit trying to make it so.
I think if you asked any of us here at Restoration Place, we’d say that we likely gain much more from our clients than they ever gain from us. Why the Lord has allowed me to be part of such an amazing ministry I don’t know. But I sure am glad He did.