I have learned a lot of things about life.
For example, we cannot know real joy until we have experienced the backdrop of pain. We always have choices, and not choosing anything is still a choice. Running away from, or simply hiding, our “problems” does not free us from them. Very little of what we want out of life will fall into our laps — living fully alive takes work and intentional purpose.
Having been mentored through some bottom-of-the-pit seasons of my own life, I’ve realized how powerful it is to have someone in my corner, encouraging, stretching, pushing, and holding me accountable to follow through with the hard steps I knew I needed to take. Any time my counselor noticed a hint of hardness in my heart, or bitterness in my attitude, she would point it out and remind me that no matter what happened, a hard, bitter heart would never amount to anything good… or healing…. or Christ-honoring. It often takes an outside perspective to identify both weaknesses and strengths of character and integrity, to help see how to foster better relationships in general, and encourage a strong focus on the legacy you want to leave. Where I am today would look very different had it not been for that accountability which kept me from pushing the easy, I-just-want-to-be-happy button.
I am still learning, and I certainly do not have all the answers. But, I can help you look at your situation differently, and find ways to improve your emotional stability and clarity. I can steer you toward wisdom, and away from complicating matters even more than they already are. And I can help you evaluate what you’ve already been through so that the next season of your life is not a repeat of the last season.