I am a firm believer in counseling. I think it’s amazing! You have to have people in your life that you can speak to unedited and they will help you sort through your thoughts and issues.
Some of you may know that I was seeing a counselor before I moved back to Chicago. His name is Fred. I held nothing back in our sessions which led to very productive meetings with Fred.
Fred and I had been talking for a while one day and we got to the bottom of a major issue. After Fred stated the problem, I asked him, “What do I do??”. Fred replied, “There’s nothing you can do”. I yelled, “YOU ARE THE WORST COUNSELOR EVER!!!!”
Now Fred and I laughed about it and moved on. Here’s the point: You can’t change your outward actions without an inner change. You can attempt to change who you are by acting different but you will eventually go back to being the same person unless there is an inward transformation.
I’m reminded of Romans 12:2 in the Message.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
The key is changing on the inside by putting your attention on God. There are things we are blind to. Things that we don’t realize are wrong or we don’t see how they effect us in a negative manner. The only way most of these things are going to change is if We change on the inside. Stop thinking you have it all together, Fix your attention on God and get the change started on the inside through Prayer. It’s the only way things in your life are going to change for good.
You can keep playing the game in your life, ministry, job, marriage or whatever. You can keep trying to just Do things instead of changing on the inside, But you Will revert right back to who you were originally.
You may be thinking, “Andre, So what do I do??” My answer, “There’s nothing you can do” ”This is the Worst Blog EVER!!!” I know. I’m Just Saying.