|Moving People Beyond Immediate Relief to an Eternal Perspective||
|By dstrickland | 13 Sep 2010 ||
Impatient. This summarizes our state of mind when we have a need that is not being met or a problem that is not resolved. We have all been there. When we realize we or our loved-ones are facing life's struggles, we want it to be fixed--NOW.
Many new arrivals to Living Free Groups feel this way. They are driven by immediate needs and want immediate solutions so they can regain control of their lives. They may ask, "What can I do to make this better?...Take a pill?, Have surgery? Follow these steps?...Tell me what to do so I can be in control and feel be better".
Experienced Living Free facilitators know that quick solutions usually don't bring lasting change. True, salvation comes at the moment of conversion, but becoming like Jesus and living daily in the freedom that comes from knowing him takes time. The problems that came as a result of our poor choices are not quickly unraveled and some are never completely solved in this life.