Why Did I Become a Counselor?

Since college I have been very passionate about helping others either develop their own personal relationship with Christ or helping them grow closer to God.  The more I studied God’s Word on my own and at seminary, the more I became aware of the fact that most people are missing out on all that God has in store for them.  God used the following two verses to spark within me a more specific passion and to show me His plan for my life as a counselor.

In John 8:36 Jesus said, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed,” and in John 10:10 He said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” 

I believe that the majority of people are not experiencing this ultimate freedom and abundant life, and it breaks my heart because I know God has made it available to everyone.  In life we go through so many hard times, get so sidetracked, and believe so many lies that sometimes we do not even realize how much we are missing out on or how far we are off the path that God intended for us.  Therefore, sometimes it takes another person to lead you to the path of true freedom and absolute healing. 

I want to be used by God as that person in anyone’s life that He brings my way.  I say this not out of pride because I know that I personally have nothing to offer anyone.  But I have surrendered my life to Christ and try to rely on Him everyday.  He has given me a hunger for His Word, and it is my source for all wisdom and hope.