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A Rock and A Hard Place

February 2, 2017

Do you feel stuck in circumstances? Twisted and blowing in the winds of the turmoil that surrounds you? Do you ask yourself why don't 'they' change? Why aren't 'they' making better decisions? Don't 'they' see that 'they' are hurting me? Hurting us? Why can't 'they' change?

 

Feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place is crushing. You can feel like your options are limited when your only focus is 'their' issues. It's 'their' problem after all. You can stand still and hope someone else will step in and it will all work out. Yes, the Lord is more than capable of changing the circumstances, but what I'm getting at is this. What is the Lord asking you to do? Believe me, He is asking you to do something. 

 

For example: You have an opportunity to find yourself counseling and your response is 'maybe' which is really a just a 'no' in disguise. Change is hard. Change takes work. Changing you is the hardest. You have to choose to do it. How can you expect anything to change if you aren't willing to step out and start the change yourself?

 

Yes, the circumstances can be all about someone else's choices, but so what? What do you contribute? If you're in the midst of the circumstances then you're a contributing factor. No, I'm not saying that the 'circumstances' are all about you. What I am saying is that maybe the change STARTS with YOU. 

 

If you are willing to move your focus to what 'you' can change, then there is hope. Because when you move the rock moves. Truth. When you reach out and take the rope, the life raft or whatever floatation device that the Lord is casting your way, circumstances change. When you choose to move, the River of Living Water can and will wash you right out of that hard place. Will it happen overnight? No, probably not. But, when you put your faith into action circumstances change. 

 

Ask yourself this: Are you willing to let the change START with YOU?

 

John 7:38 AMP

"He who believes in Me who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’” 

 

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