What does a safe person look like?
Today we’re going to find out what exactly a safe person should look like. This will give us insight into those around us who are safe and those who are not. This will also give us tremendous insight into ourselves to make sure that WE are safe people to be around and if not, what we can do to be more glorifying to the Lord.
A safe person is someone who:
-Accepts me just like I am; I can be myself around them. I don’t have to play pious religious person. I don’t have to fake it like I have it all together. I don’t have to play super-mom around these folks, I can just be me. I can have bad days. GASP! SHOCK! We are allowed to have bad days ladies! We’re allowed to say that our children won that battle or we just don’t have the energy to cook anything other than corndogs. It’s ok! A true friend will sympathize with us and understand that life is difficult at times. They will also edify us and encourage us in the Lord and remind us that this too shall pass.
-Loves me no matter how I am being or what I do. This goes right along with the point above, save for one aspect. A safe person will love me for who I am and love me no matter what, BUT they may not always love what I do. This is the mark of a true friend! Someone who is willing to come along side you and tell you how they notice you’re struggling or that they notice a sin that’s taken hold in your heart and try to point you back toward the way of Christ. If you have a friend like this you need to jump up and praise the Lord that you have someone willing to put themselves in an uncomfortable position to speak the truth in love.