If Nothing Changes...Nothing Changes
Nov. 28th, 2018
"Why do most people seek counseling?" The answer to that question can be summed up in one word...Change. As uncomfortable as change can be, it is required for all physical, spiritual and emotional growth. As the old adage goes “If nothing changes...nothing changes."
Even when we know we need to change, it is not comfortable. For better or worse, change is challenging. You may be experiencing welcome changes, such as the birth of a child, a career change, a new home, an engagement or marriage for you or someone in your family. On the other hand, changes may be unexpected unwelcome and extremely painful; the loss of a job, the betrayal of a loved one, the realization that a family member has an addiction, a loved one dies, a spouse ask for a divorce or an illness threatens our very existence.
Yes, "change" has a way of shaking our hopes, dreams, or beliefs to the very core. This "emotional earthquake" may unearth unfamiliar feeling, ranging from fear to joy, peace to pain, anger to sadness. To add to the frustration, there are times when family and friends simply cannot begin to understand how you feel. They may sincerely want to help, but they just do not know how. This is when counseling can be so beneficial. A counselor is trained to listen, a counselor is committed to confidentiality, a counselor has no agenda for your life other than helping you to get back on solid emotional ground and encourage you to grow.
As a pastoral counselor, I work with my clients through the aid of the Holy Spirit to look at problems from God's perspective and according to his word. God is all about growing us into the likeness of Christ, and he never waste our pain, he works all things together for good for those who love him. (scripture) Though striving to understand your past, your present and possibly the past that has crept into our present, you will see positive change for your body, your soul and your spirit.
It would be my honor to walk beside you on that journey.
Many Blessings for Your Journey,