I debated on whether or not I should tell her, but I did. I told her I disagreed with how something was handled. I held my peace the best I could. We ended the conversation because in both of our eyes, it was going nowhere. I spoke to someone about it. She did, too.
Shortly after that I heard a familiar song and bible verse repeating in my thoughts–“He makes all things work together for my good.” It was comforting, and I believed it. I wondered how, but I didn’t think much about it after that.
The following day she walked into the room, and we greeted one another. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I figured I would just continue to respect her and forget about it.
Two minutes later she said, “I owe you an apology. You were 100% right.” I looked at her and wondered where this was going. It wasn’t the first time I had heard an apology from this individual. She had disrespected me several times after that. But I listened.
This time was a little different. She went on to say that she had a dream.
She explained the dream to me. She felt as if she was reliving the moment we had in the dream. Her friend (who was our coworker) in the dream had stopped her from speaking in the dream. She said it was as if she knew her thoughts before she could speak, and she told her that she was not responding to me the same way she was responding to her for the same reason.
I listened and thought about it. I knew there was more to it. So I looked up the meaning of our coworker’s name. It meant, “Fair, favored one. Son of the fair man.” I knew that the person whose name represented fair one wasn’t about her at all.
There was so much more to it. As I meditated on it, I realized this person represented my Savior, my advocate. He’s fair. And I realized that the message behind it was the importance of treating me like the “fair one; favored one. Son of the favored one.” Why? Because it is who I AM in him.
It reminded me of when Saul persecuted Steven, snd Jesus asked him why he was persecuting him (Jesus).
I had seen God touch someone’s heart through a dream. And it really encouraged me. I’ve had moments when I’ve praised and prayed myself through difficult situations. And there have definitely been moments when I’ve said to the Lord how unfair things have seemed in different situations throughout the years. I’m sure we’ve all had those moments. But even in the midst of all that, I’ve trusted in His faithfulness knowing that He’s not blind to any of it.
She said she felt like God was telling her not to mess with one of his. But I tried to explain to her he was simply opening her eyes to see things differently.
I didn’t go home worrying about a thing when it happened. There was nothing for me to worry about. Yes, I was upset. Righteously upset. But I let it go and moved on. When I heard the dream, it was like music to my ears.
Each experience teaches us something, and this one taught me that the fair one speaks for me. He fights my battles. They are his. His tenderness and his love leads men to repentance.
When you have a moment when you feel as though you need someone to speak on your behalf, remember the fair one speaks. His name is Jesus.