Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Hope (05/04/06)
TITLE: THE COUNSELLOR
By Genstacia Bull
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Kate pushed her glasses up the bridge of her nose. Her baby pink suit with fawn shirt gave her a soft look. Her office was cosy with plush cream carpet and smelt of rose potpourri. Kate smiled as Yvonne let out a loud sigh.
“Ready” Kate asked in a soothing tone.
Kate listened patiently as Yvonne poured out her soul, she was tentative when she started but when she saw no sign of judgement or disapproval from Kate she continued and let it all out. Kate was good at her job; apart from that she knew it all too well because she had been there. Apart from her tear filled eyes Yvonne’s appearance could grace the cover of any magazine. She was not just a pretty face she was also intelligent yet she did not like herself. Kate understood because she remembered like it was yesterday when she use to wear masks, appear as hard as nails when what she really wanted was a hug.
“Yvonne, you are going to be all right.” Kate asserted
“That is easy for you to say, everything in your life is perfect.”
“I know that because I have experienced everything you are going through now. Besides Yvonne; you have to make a decision to be happy even when things are not perfect because life isn’t”
Yvonne looked bemused “Huh?”
“Stop trying to be perfect, relax and enjoy who you were created you to be even with your weaknesses.”
Yvonne tilted her head and scratched the nape of her neck. Her eyes glazed over she bolted upright.
“I like what that framework says”
Kate had several scriptures in pretty frames all over her office. She wondered which one she was referred to.
“It says 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, I know I will be alright. “
Kate smiled and was amazed at the variety of ways God healed people in her office.
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