#75Hard Day 66: Are You Avoiding Doing The Work?
▶️ There are certainly times when we try to attack a problem and don’t know that we are actually going about it the wrong way.
▶️ In these cases there’s obviously a good reason why we are spinning our wheels and getting nowhere.
▶️ Sometimes we know there’s something deeper going on and intentionally choose to avoid it.
▶️ We want to feel like we can get around the main issue and reach a positive outcome anyway.
▶️ The truth is that nothing will ever be resolved once and for all if we don’t bring everything to light.
▶️ There should be no shame in digging up the root of deeper problems, but rather a celebration of being willing to face these things head-on.
▶️ So many of us reach for the quick-fix approach hoping we can skirt by. In these cases we may maintain progress for a period of time, but unless you go back and address the habits or behaviors or problems head-on, you will slowly creep back to the place where you started.
▶️ The people who are successful are the ones who are willing to stand completely exposed in front of the mirror of truth and absorb the information reflected back at them.
▶️ I don’t mean this in the literal sense, but rather the figurative; it is a place of self reflection and introspection. It is a mindset analysis. It is looking for common patterns in your life and accepting that you are the source of the struggle, not the victim of someone else’s influence or behavior.
▶️ When you are willing to take responsibility and overcome victimhood or excuses (or both), you can then take action to do the work to overcome whatever the weakness or problem is.
▶️ Satan will try to get you to keep these things in the dark and perpetuate condemnation. The irony is that all we have to do is bring them to light and condemnation and shame will disappear.
▶️ The Lord’s holy conviction allows us to grow and become better. We need to know the difference between condemnation and conviction.