Copyright 2005 Kathryn Williamson
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you seem to have same problems popping up time after time? What will it take to finally get you over your problems and into abundant life? Here are three biblical principles to help you get out of whatever personal problems youíre going through and on road to achieving life of your dreams.
Have you noticed that almost all of our problems stem from relationships? Either someone has hurt us or we lack relationships in our life, especially healthy ones. Sometimes other symptoms develop as a result of our hurt or isolation; such as addictions, depression, bitterness, anger, and loneliness. Then we get sidetracked working to resolve these symptoms instead of realizing there is a deeper underlying cause - that of unhealthy relationships.
It has been discovered that when a person works on living their life according to Godís overall instructions, their problems get resolved as a by-product. So, when we work on having following three key principles active in our life, then almost all of our problems get resolved.
The first principle is: when you develop a strong, deep relationship with God, then you will know how to build loving relationships with others. It is only through our relationship with God that our deepest desire for unconditional love gets fulfilled. No other person can fulfill this need except God. Since God is love, He has greatest capacity to provide us love we so desperately search for.
Since God never leaves us, we can stand firm in our relationship with Him. During our lifetime we will never fully uncover depth of Godís love toward us. So we have a lifelong pursuit in this love relationship. How close we get to God is up to us!
Once we experience Godís love revealed to us, then we can properly love others. We can quit expecting others to meet our deep need for love because we now receive that from God. Through our understanding of how God treats us (or doesnít treat us) we learn how to properly interact with others.
The second key principle is: to overcome our problems we must take 100% responsibility for our own life. We must stop blaming others and making excuses for way we act. Once we realize that we have a choice on how to act and react to situations, we gain control over quality of our life. In order to move on in life and let go of our focus on our problems, we must learn how to act and react in a different manner.