It was over a decade ago I sought counsel. Not just any counsel, but people who earnestly loved, waited, and listened to the Holy Spirit for guidance.
I have honestly never had so much freedom in my life by learning the truth about myself, my situations, and what the Spirit of God had to say about it.
All the self-help books and psychologists have nothing compared to such a freeing spirit.
Because of the freeing ways I have learned to think, believe, and change my own behavior, I’ve slowly taken more and more steps forward.
We want to break out of boxes, not get put back in them.
Perhaps you could ask the right questions and move forward. It doesn’t need to be deep and a ‘heavy-revy’ (revy meaning a short slang for revelation).
Simple questions like
- What do I think and worry about too much?
- What is effecting my life in an unhealthy way?
- What have I been avoiding for days, weeks, or years?
- Am I willing to surrender these things to the Lord?
This simple exercise could be the start of something. Perhaps the start of being self-aware of the emotional burdens that weigh you down.
Something of wanting God to heal you so you, too, can move forward.
If you don’t have a prayer journal, I can’t tell you how wonderful they have been in my spiritual and emotional journey.
I love reflecting years back to see how much God has worked in my life and brought me through.
Places that were once so devastating and full of hurt and so distant I otherwise would have forgotten about it if I didn’t see in that journal.
Now I am amazed because of all the pages that are now filled… And the pages I have yet to fill!
So grab a journal, and ask yourself simple questions and see what comes from it!
We are always changing and transforming, so make sure it’s in a good way.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 NIV