It’s easy to get caught up in what’s wrong. Too often we do it with ourselves, others, our recovery group, and our church. We get stuck on problems and resist getting into the solutions.
Staying stuck in a problem seems to take no effort. On the other hand, coming up with solutions requires us to think things through, examine what is really going on, and follow it up with action. We have to do something that might cause us to get out of our comfort zones. We might have to take some risks and have some uncomfortable conversations. We have to be fully intentional and engaged in being a part of the solution. Change in our lives happens when we surrender to the solution instead of giving ourselves over to the problem.
Let’s invent new ways to look at our situations. We are very creative people. We went years trying to make the world what we think it should be. Now, we can turn that creativity around and use it for God’s purposes. Let’s create new ways to love each other and to support each other. It takes time, work and some ingenuity to surrender to the solution. But in doing so, we get to experience so much more of this life.
Written by James Miller