Are you looking forward to what ‘can be’? Or are you still focusing on what’s behind? In order to make improvements and find recovery, steps need to be taken in the ‘forward’ direction. True change cannot and will not happen by keeping our focus on things of the past.
Where are you now in life? Are you living the life you’ve always dreamed of? Even close? Are your relationships what you want them to be? Where do you want to BE? If you can see a vision of how you’d like things to be, they CAN be that way. The questions are; 1) Are YOU ready to make the changes? and 2) Are you ready, willing, and able to open up to new ways to discover your future?
So, ‘Why Intentional’ , huh? Well, that’s what it’s gonna take from you and everyone involved in the process…. Intentional Effort. Scripture says in Isaiah 42:16 (NIV) ” I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” The Lord promises to do this for us, but we still have to make the intentional effort to walk along, and stay on, the smooth paths He leads us onto. And it’s no secret that we humans need each other. So instead of creating distance and conflict, how about gaining communication, understanding, and acceptance of ourselves and significant others? Which would you prefer? The old ways of the past that have proven not to work, OR, the relationship and life you’ve always wanted? The latter requires traveling in ways you have not known that are unfamiliar and currently dark. But there’s hope. The darkness becomes light, and the rough becomes smooth.
The ansers are lying within each of us. All we have to do be willing to have them exposed, and intentionally take the steps towards improvements, and freedom.
In this blog, I hope to share some of the things I apply and practice in my own relationship and recovery that work for me. If you’re interested, follow along. I pray the darkness will be turned into light for you.