Earlier in this blog I mentioned how God miraclously got Mercy for me. Now I need another miracle for Mercy. As I have lamented in this blog that I am not where I belong and that my lifestyle is not ideal for giving Mercy as much training as I would like to prepare her for my ministry. I have already been praying to God for a miracle to provide abundantly for as long as I can remember so that I can pursue the dreams that God has put onto my heart. God does not put dreams on people’s hearts and then not enable people to make them come true. God doesn’t work that way.
Here is what is going on. We hired a professional trainer just because we were working on a few problems we were having with her as can be expected with any adolescent Golden. Because of my work hours the trainer concludes that we are not able to give Mercy what she needs and that I therefore need to rehome her. She was saying that we should have consulted with her first before we even got the dog and she would have said absolutely not. She is so pessimistic saying all of the bad things that will happen like Mercy becommng an aggressive dog and the need for her to be rehabbed. Gimme a break! She is having normal adolescent behaviors that just need to be worked on. I know she would do better if I was home with her for longer periods, but that’s why I need people to stand by me and support me with prayers and moral support. Having Mercy has changed my life. My depression has lifted dramatically and I have the motivation to takes steps to improve my life that I otherwise would not have. My son might have autism and need lots of attention, but that’s more of a reason to have this special dog not less of one. I know they will be best buddies. Having a dog is one of the best things you can do for children with autism. I am praying for a win win situation for everybody involved. I am in a dire situation, although I seriously don’t think things are as bad as she is making them out to be. She was even scoffing at me saying “How can you raise her to be a therapy dog if you cannot make the changes needed at home?” Needless to say I am firing this trainer. I have already asked around for second opinions. I need someone who will stand by me, support me, have my back, mentor me and help me and Mercy to get from where we are to where we need to be. I need people who are just as passionate about my vision and calling to be a peacemaker using Mercy as a symbol of the love, mercy and grace of Jesus Christ as I am, since it is what God wants. I need someone who will believe in me. Having a Golden Retriever especially one for the purpose of helping others should not be a joy that is out of reach for me or denied to me. God does not withhold good things from those who walk uprightly as promised in His word in Psalm 84:11. I need to be able to keep Mercy for the sake of my wellbing as well as for the sake of God’s Kingdom not to mention for the sake of my dog trainer’s salvation.
You can kind of say that the purpose of today’s blog is to appeal to my followers to help support me in this and offer alternative suggestions to the ones that this dog trainer is giving. I know it is not God’s will for me to get rid of Mercy. If it was, he would have never blessed me with the miracle mentioned earlier in the blog in the first place! God’s performed a miracle before. I know he can do it again.
It is time to really lean on God for greatest miracle yet! I can’t wait to share with you all later my awesome testimony! May God be glorified! I need your prayers that this does not become a broken dream. if I lose Mercy, a part of me will die. I need her for emotional support as well as for the purpose of giving comfort others who are hurting as well. I choose to stay positive and never give up or loose hope. That is the last thing I want to do.