Sometimes, we let things go on too long. We convince ourselves we are fine - and we force ourselves to deal with our current situations, even if they are not ideal. A myriad of things get in our way - and we ignore the underlying symptoms.
As Dr. Phil is famous for saying, "You can't change what you don't acknowledge". The first step is admitting the issue - what do you want to change? What do you want to be different?
Many times, when confronted with change, we start the wishing game. We wish things were different - we wish things were easier. We want all of these things for ourselves - to lose weight, to eat better, to exercise more - but we lack action. We tell ourselves:
"I don't have time."
"I'll do that tomorrow."
"I can't possibly make any difference."
Acknowledge what you want to change - set goals that lead you to that change - and put in the daily, intentional work it will take to get there. The apostle Paul knew how to be content in all things – and knew that he could do “all things through Christ who strengthens” him. He knew he had the Lord on his side – and with that, he had no excuses. Change doesn't come without action - stop wishing and hoping - and decide to interrupt the pattern.
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