I wrestled with putting off the final meeting. It's Christmas break, I should be able to take off. Yet, while I stood worshiping in church, I knew I had to try and get it in. As soon as I got home I emailed, asking for a meeting, not giving a option out (I had originally planned to do this.) I had to get home since I do not have one of the smart contraptions.
Six hours later I got a yes reply to the meeting. They could have said no and I would have been fine, since it's in God's hands. God instructed me to reach out, wait patiently and then finish what I started.
This doesn't mean I'm done:
- Gaining wisdom - I have so much to learn, but now I'm on my own schedule. I get to choose (listening to Holy Spirit) what and when and pray for the dedication to get it done.
- Meeting with others - I will continue to finish the cases I'm on and see what God has in store for me.
I'm excited for the next phase. Excited to look back and praise God for what He has brought me through since March 2012. He has poured so much into me. It took two years and four months to finish (taking summers off.) I would encourage everyone to become a Biblical Counselor. It could easily be done while working as it is done less than part time. Classes were only one evening a week, very little homework, a lot of reading (this is what summers are for), and growth in ways you never imagined. There are training centers that have weekend get-aways classes, but I think it would be too much information crammed into a little bit of time. I need the slow drip method!
Below is the beautiful card and loving words from my husbands upon completion.