We recognize that we are flawed, that we are carrying some extra baggage. Residual issues — the way we view ourselves, the way we view others, doubts, fears, insecurities — are spilling over into other parts of our life. Faced with this reality, we seek some help.
We turn to a therapist, a friend, a self-help book, pastor or journal, and we share our frustration and our pain. Then we expect all the problems to melt away. We are brave enough to take a first step but not sure we want to go further.
No doubt, changing things in our life is hard. But so is staying the same. We have to choose to move from the struggle we know and into the possibility of a new way. We have to rely on faith that aspects of our life will improve. We have to have the courage to keep up the work needed to get better.