Cause It’s 1-2-3 Strikes You’re Safe

Life is a continual renewal of security where your heavenly umpire shouts, “Cause it’s 1, 2, 3 strikes… You’re Safe!”

Episode 1:  Cause it’s 1-2-3 strikes…”You’re Safe”

Are you a woman who longs to feel protected and safe?  Do you constantly seek that sense of safety even without a pandemic  at your reach? In this episode we will discover how our Heavenly Father IS our shining knight on the horse and we will explore my top 10 ways to bring back security and protection in your life.

#1 Ask the Lord to protect you.  Psalm 91 says, “I will rescue those who love me.  I will protect those who trust in my name.  When they call on me, I will answer, I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them.  I will satisfy them with a long life.” Spend the time with him and just ask.

#2 Take care of yourself.

Sleep, eat healthy food, exercise, and take time to relax.  Leaving any of those out will leave you feeling more vulnerable to life’s circumstances. Light a candle, get a good book, and relax in a quiet bath.  It will lower your stress hormones and detox your body at the same time.

#3 Clean out a closet.

Clean out your inbox, apps you don’t use, and clutter around the house.  Clean out drawers, “To Do lists” hanging around that you haven’t updated, and basically anything you can get your hands on.  You would not BELIEVE how freeing this will feel.

#4 Listen to your inner voice

If something in your gut tells you to stay away or be cautious…LISTEN.  Make yourself stop, stand still, and listen.  You will be surprised how clear your answer and your voice becomes.

#5 Surround yourself with people who make you feel safe

If that means you’re down to two people in your life right now…so be it!  Think quality…not quantity.

#6 Turn the light on!

Turn YOUR light on!  Be kind… and genuinely kind.  Plan an INTENTIONAL random act of kindness. Strive to leave a mark on your life…not a stain.

#7 Change your view

Perspective is everything and it’s totally free!  Instead of paying bills at the counter, take a laptop outside on the porch.  Instead of reading your child a book in bed, make a tent out of old sheets and read with a flashlight.  Perspective is a powerful tool!

#8 Find some sticky notes!

Grab some sticky notes and jot down some promises in the Bible, an uplifting cliché, or a note from others that touched your heart. Speak them over your life.  What your mouth says your heart believes and what your heart believes your life reflects. 

#9 Log it!

Keep a journal of what makes you feel protected. Begin noticing how you feel when you’re around certain people, or at certain places. Learn to tune your mind into the people/places that do the opposite and avoid them.

#10  Be proactive!

Try out these strategies and learn what helps YOU and apply those strategies BEFORE insecurity creeps up, instead of trying to recover afterwards.

As for children, if you want them to care about what you know they HAVE to know that you care!

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Safe

#1 Spent time with them!  Remember, your time=their security.  You don’t have to spend a ton of money.  Kids just want your time.

#2 Listen to them! 

This doesn’t mean half listen with a phone in your hand.  Make eye contact and really listen to what they are saying.

#3 Be Consistent!

Life happens.  You can’t always guarantee consistency.  Try and maintain their routines as best you can.

#4 Show them affection! Even though we as moms want to be #1 in our child’s life, please don’t forget about Dad.  Dads play an EXTREME roll in a child’s life.

#5 Let loose and just have fun!

Laugh, be silly, or do something totally unexpected.  Your child needs to see that you can have fun and let loose showing them what a work/life balance should look like.

#6 Praise them!

Be specific.  Try and limit the “Great jobs!” and “Way to go” and instead, let them know WHY they did a great job. They need to know you are proud of them for the EFFORT they gave, the DETERMINATION they exuded, or the Dignity they gave themselves and others when they LOST the game or race.

#7 Honor them for who they are. 

If you want your child to open up and confide in you then they HAVE to believe that you accept them for who they truly are.  You be you and allow them to be them. Expose them to an array of hobbies and experiences and allow them choice and voice to decide what THEY want to pursue.

#8 Show them love with no strings attached!

Love them for being your child and your child only. Do NOT associate their success with your love. God loves us with unconditional love and our children need to feel that same kind of love from us!

#9 Show mercy like the Lord showed you!

Discipline creates security in a child and teaches them right from wrong.  Showing your child mercy also teaches them how to be merciful to others.

#10 Pray over them! 

Children learn by seeing…by example.  Put your arm around them and pray the Lord’s favor and protection over their lives.  They may not still want their baby blanket, but they want what their baby blanket once supplied…safety, reassurance, protection.

Remember…Life is NOT a ballgame of outs where every swing is recorded.  Rather, it’s a continual renewal of security where your heavenly umpire shouts, “Cause it’s 1, 2, 3 strikes… You’re Safe!”

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  1. Pat Rooney says

    I am so happy and excited for your new adventure Nikki! You have a beautiful tone to your voice and a soothing and warm voice. You make the listener feel “safe”. I majored in Broadcasting and let me tell you my friend, you’re a natural! I look forward to listening to all future podcasts, even though I’m not a “Mom”.

    • Nikki DeSalvatore says

      That means more to me than you’ll ever know. Taking this journey was scary but I felt VERY led to do it. Your support means the world. ❤️

  2. Laura Walkowski says

    Oh my, Nikki!! You did such a great job!!! So very proud of you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Oh, Nikki!!!! You are a natural!!! Thank you for sharing your heart with us through this podcast! I’m so proud of you for following your heart and Gods lead! I’m blessed to call you a friend! 😘

    • Nikki DeSalvatore says

      Thank you SO much my friend!!! From the bottom of my heart that means so much. This is so out of my comfort zone but something that literally matters so much to me. Thank you for walking with me through this journey. ❤️

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