17 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 136_Breaking the Cycle
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 136- Lake Worth, Florida: Breaking the Cycle
One of the most difficult parts of life is getting over any form of pain and or hurt. What is even harder is breaking a cycle of abuse, alcohol or drug addictions, and any form of sin that we keep submitting to. How do we do this? How do we really make a change in our lives that moves us past the pain that a loved one dumps on us or that we personally inflict on ourselves? The one answer is to turn it all over to God to fix.
How could we ever possibly change someone or something outside of our control all by ourselves? Even worse how can we begin to have a closer relationship with God, as we think and act like we can do it all alone? We do not have the authority to change others and if we think we can do it all by ourselves, we are sadly mistaken. Sometimes we are stubborn as humans and we allow our pride to get the best of us. In Proverbs, God speaks to our soul in the following way: “A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight. When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them”. Sometimes we are our own worse enemies, don’t you agree?
We are not God. We cannot change others. We only have the power or ability to change our actions. However, when we are humble God blesses us in an insurmountable way so that we can break the cycle within ourselves that brings us great grief. It is much easier to tackle a problem with God driving the bus, is it not? How may times in life have we stressed out ourselves over something little, and later find out that God had the answer the entire time if only we asked for His help? The better our relationship with God is, the better results we will have when making changes that lead us towards our ultimate goals in life.
Reflection Day #136
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: