Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Through The Pain

     We have to let God take us through things and let Him work in us so our mess becomes our message. Difficult things that we have endured in our past prepare us for God's blessings in our future. - Joyce Meyer

    When counseling the question of "How" is always in the discussion. How do I get to where I am going? How do I forgive people who have hurt me? How do I find the strength to deal with my problems?

     The answer is always to face whatever is blocking the way. Our culture is full of answers that help us avoid our pain. We can get drunk or high, we can immerse ourselves in work, we can dissapear into books or television. The most difficult the we can do is quietly search ourselves for an answer. Then take action that leads us towards our goal.

     There is no quick solution. The work ahead is hard but the rewards are amazing.

   So today take steps through your pain towards the goal. Imagine that you are happy and do things that will feed happiness. Identify those things that hold you back and one at a time let them go. None of us got into our mess quickly and we can't get out of it quickly.

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