If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bad Feeling

This changed our way of life...I knew evil was out there. I guess I thought if I knew the individual REALLY well, I would know if they were safe or not. That is where I was fooling myself. I was also fooling myself by rationalizing away the "checks in my spirit" that I had in regards to Patrick. Statistically speaking, nearly all cases of child molestation are committed by a family member or close family friend.

I will never ever again try and talk away a "bad feeling" that I or one of my children might have about an individual. I ran into this just last night. One of my children has a "creepy" feeling about an individual that they interact with and wants to discontinue the interactions. I had to stop myself from down playing that child's intuition but instead support my child and allow them to act on their "gut feeling." This won't always be convenient. I do know that our emotions can sometimes stir us wrong but I would rather error on the conservative side. The safe side.

Go with your gut!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think you are right to listen to your and your child's instincts. better safe than sorry, and sometimes, that little niggling feeling is the only thing to go from. and i'd rather be wrong 100 times on the side of caution, than be wrong once to the other side.