By Nancy Virden (c)2021
Each of us is gifted with a superpower. Do the following five quotes by Jesus reveal it to you?
“If you want…”
“Anyone who chooses…”
“…if you do not believe…”
“If you hold to my teaching…”
“…you were not willing.”
Yes! God has graciously created us with the remarkable power of choice. Why do we so often risk its loss?
My son finally convinced me to watch the Marvel series. All of it. I have learned that imaginary superheroes struggle to learn how and when to use their power. Decision-making is not so simple for us, either. Opting to break away from a perceived dependency is not as straightforward as Captain America tossing his shield at a villain and knocking him flat!
Recovery is not usually a simple matter of choice. It is doable. Think about what you need to gain power over what holds you back. Might it be support? Maybe medical intervention? Remember, intent does not mean instant success. The first step, each day, is the main one.
Consider your options beyond “I’m stuck.” Have you survived difficult challenges? If yes, why not again? Have other people recovered?
Why not you?
Today’s Helpful Word
2 Peter 2:19
for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”
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NOTE: I am not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speak only from personal experiences and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!
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