Today in church, Andy Stanley spoke on the mess that we are, in the first part of his new series, “Address the Mess”. I appreciated this discussion, as I know we often get caught up in feeling like the person next to us has his or her life more put together than we do, so we feel the weight of our “mess”.
I sometimes think that most people in my practice assume that I eat perfect, and that there is no struggle in my efforts to keep a clean diet. Yes, you have me figured out, I am completely immune to the very addictive properties of sugar. It has no impact on me, and I never stumble. LOL. My mess in this realm is definitely more tame than in others (have you seen how spread thin I let myself get at times), but it is still a mess.
Which led me to believe we are all a mess in so many ways that we sometimes fail to realize that we should be working on all areas of our lives, at all times. For many it is the financial side to things, for others it is their jobs, simple organization at home. Maybe it is our health… or perhaps our family. We are all a mess. The great importance of the message of today, was to realize that it is true, that we are all a mess. It is not unique, nor insulated.
I believe this is the greatest thing that helps to insulate us from stress. To know that all we are going through, has already been gone through. Simple as that, no matter what it is that we face now, in our worst, somebody else has faced it before. We are not alone.
On this day as you go about your life, and as you see and identify the messes that exist, remember there is always a path to help. Address the mess and move forward. Follow the series online at - http://woodstockcity.org/messages/
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E