11 Signs and Symptoms of a Reactive Life

11 Signs and Symptoms of a Reactive LifeWe deny
It’s easy to ignore our issues.  Like the disabled man in John 5 who waited for years by a pool to be healed, so we are looking for a magical cure to make us whole.  But healing doesn’t come instantaneously.  In fact, it takes hard work to stop reacting and turn to Christ who encourages us to “Get up!  Pick up your mat and walk!” (John 5:8).

We minimize
Let’s face it: Our issues are huge!  However, we try to make ourselves feel better by saying that they’re small.  Admit the truth, and you will be on the road to recovery.  The Living Bible puts it this way: “You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there,” (Jeremiah 6:14). (more…)

Why Admission Without Change is Meaningless

Why Admission Without Change is MeaninglessWhen it comes to making changes in our lives, some of us act as if we’ve got our heads buried in the sand. For example, after years of struggling with addiction, we finally admitted we had a problem. But that was several months ago. We probably even looked into going through treatment, seeing a counselor, and attending a Life Recovery group.

However, we still haven’t made any changes in our lives.

If this sounds like you and you’re struggling to make changes in your life, the truth is, admission without change is meaningless. While you needed to admit you have a problem with addiction, recovery doesn’t stop there. That’s just the first step on your journey! (more…)