When We Want a Different Answer…

Often in life, we find ourselves repeating the same behaviors every time certain emotional issues come up.  These behaviors can be damaging, both to ourselves, and to those around us.  We know that these behaviors are not working, and yet, we keep doing the same things expecting a different response – a change somewhere else in the situation.  We may go to a counseling group, or church, and be told the same thing…  surrender the issue to an outside source.

This is something I have seen time and time again, both in myself and in others. Out of personal experience, I will tell you that there is no outside solution.  Nothing outside you is going to change so that you will have a different answer.  And the hardest thing to change, that behavior, addiction and thought process that you are most adamant about holding on to, is usually where you are going to find your answer.

This doesn’t mean that you are alone, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t help.  It does mean that you must take an active role in changing your situation.  The Spirit will help you, and guide you, messages will be given to you.  But it is still up to you to utilize the  help provided.  You may not like what you are being told.  That’s ok, it is only your ego holding onto something you don’t want anyway.

Change is an action.  It is not passive, it is not meant to be.  Change is often difficult.  But it is also where we find we learn the most.  The most difficult changes in our lives are also the changes where we find our greatest periods of growth as an individual.

Change can be scary.  Again, this is only our egos trying to trap us into remaining where we are.  A wise man once said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”  Once we face our fear, nothing is impossible.  So with that in mind, if you find that you are questioning, if you are looking for a different answer than what you have been finding, then take on the challenge.  Get active, face your fear, make your change and find the answer that you have been looking for.

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