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Stepping Stones: Bad News/Good News

Stepping Stones: Bad News/Good News
February 25, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Do you sometimes find it difficult to manage your thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or emotions? Are you continuing in a destructive habit even though you know you are hurting yourself and those you love?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you are not alone. Many of us have operated in a self-destruct mode at some time in our lives…for some of us it’s been this way most of our adult lives. Perhaps you have tried to do right…to change. For a while, things might be better and then you find yourself right back where you started.

Some bad news and some good news. The bad news; you can’t make this kind of change by yourself. The good news; that’s OK because you don’t have to do it by yourself. God is standing by to help you. He is inviting you to turn your problem over to Him. He wants you to know this is not a person-size problem…it is a God-size problem. He loves you and He wants to help you.

Today, take the beginning steps to overcoming any destructive pattern in your life; admit you have the problem, admit you cannot correct the problem by yourself, tell God you are sorry for what you have been doing and that you truly want to change. And then trust Him to help you. Seek guidance about how to incorporate Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Bible into your everyday decision –making. WITHIN REACH(look on the Lighthouse Network website) has accomplished this for this writer, and can for you to.

Things may not change overnight, but you know you will be moving in the right direction. And God will be with you throughout the process.

Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your perspective of God-size problems and what to do about them.

Prayer
Dear Father God, Sometimes I feel so alone and helpless. Please bring Your Holy Word to my mind at those times. Help me remember that you are always with me and that with you, all things are possible. Your instruction in the Holy Bible is so powerful…it can actually renew my mind, and set me free. Help me to apply it’s teachings and trust your promises, instead of trusting my understanding and self-made instruction book. I pray this in the name of the One You sent to always be with me, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
Psalm 16:8
With him, all things are possible
Philippians 4:13
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5

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