Sending out loving energy to troubled teens.

I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. (Repeat)

Not long ago I was given an incredible opportunity to put something I heard of to a test.  I began to work at a home for teens with severe behavioral issues.  I have to tell you the atmosphere was anything but what I am used to.  However, with the help of a friend of mine I was able to transform the home in a matter of weeks.

I would concentrate on the image of each boy prior to arriving at the home.  As I did this I would repeat, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”  I did the same thing in prayer at church.  Sometimes I would look at them directly and say it to myself.  Less frequently I would say it over there files.

The frequency of bad behavior went down substantially.  Restraints were few and far between.  Writing consequences was almost a thing of the past.  It worked so well that I actually was accused of not doing my job.  The old cop and ticket quota had reared its ugly head.  I was asked why I was not writing consequences, but my answer was not accepted.  That is when I realized it was time to go.

God had already set up my next mission.  The resistance I was experiencing was a direct intervention to push me in the direction I needed to go.  That very day I went home frustrated, called another home and asked if they were hiring.  The administrator replied, “Yes, we just had someone leave today.”  God’s timing in impeccable.

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