Do you want to get well
If you are familiar with the bible then it is most likely you recognise this phrase, let me bring it home, so a man goes to a healing place to get better but after 38 years in his condition, the top physician comes in and ask him : do you want to get well? What a strange question to ask a patient who has been in the ward for 38 years? I can only surmise that something in the patient’s attitude has almost become comfortable with his condition.
Well how very similar that sounds in my own life, maybe you might have a story or 2 of your own that might fit in this scenario. There are situations that you find yourself in that is getting you down, maybe an unhealthy relationship, a job, a lifestyle, an addiction, something that is making you live less than you would prefer. It was not a place you planned to settle but someway somehow you find yourself there even after a long while.
I have genuine reasons or excuses if you like why I am not able to move from that situation. The thing is we talk about it , we complain about it, we blame others for it but something in our actions is not urgent enough for us to pursue a change in the situation.
Well in driving we are taught that roundabouts are made for smooth traffic flow, you take your exit when you get to it, oh how strange it would look if you kept driving round all day ? They will call the police on you, even if you make a mistake with your exit, you go round and then take the right exit. I think our lives are like that, we need to work out the right exit and then take it. In working it out, we need the support of others, we need time and resources. We need to work on our potential to get to the product.
Whatever situation we are currently working on, we need to ask that important question: do we want to get well?
For your consideration