December 29, 2011
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)
I think it is so important to have a vision. We were just talking in group today and someone asked the question, “Do people on the outside respond more to treatment than on the inside of these walls?” I don’t think the answer to that is a simple yes or no. It all depends on what your vision is. Are you going into treatment willingly, with the desire to change? Or is treatment a hassle – a means to an end?
Change is a HUGE deal for an addict. Addicts get so comfortable where they are at. And this is why we stayed in a miserable place for so long. Change is uncomfortable! It’s easier to play it safe – not rock the boat – keep on with what you know.
But when we are uncomfortable – that’s when we know change is happening. Mrs. Seely said that her job is not to comfort the disturbed – but to disturb the comfortable. That made so much sense to me cause change is disturbing! It’s hard sometimes.
But that’s where the vision comes back into play. I have a vision of what I want in my life. Of where I want to be in 5 years. And I know there are a lot of changes I have to make in order to see that vision come to pass. And I welcome the uncomfortable feelings because I know that the end result is worth the temporary pain!
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.” (Rom. 8:18)