(be sure to listen to the audio).
Step 1: Ya gotta wanna stop the hurt and destruction in your life by switching your focus from the compulsive unhealthy habit to the healing solution, Jesus.
There are two ideas that interconnect to form this step.
Here they are:
- You have to want to
- Improve your relationship with God and
- Change your behavior.
- You have to change your focal point. Most fail to quit a hurtful habit because they:
- Focus on the problem needing change instead of
- Focusing on the solution to their problem—Jesus.
So, in order to complete Step 1 you have to make two choices:
- Decide to once and for all do something positive to change a destructive habit.
- Switch your focus from the destructive habit to the promising solution.
Your choices do matter and you will see results if you follow through with the suggestions.
Let me know if you have questions. Then move on to the second step.
(All Steps and Summaries are listed in “Current Projects”).
I couldn’t find the original source of who said, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”? It may be an old English proverb.
Whatever, the meaning is pretty evident: You can present someone with an opportunity, but you cannot force him or her to take advantage of it. Or, you can show people the way to do things, but you can’t force them to act.
Occasionally when I talked and listened to people calling in to my radio program I felt the truth of this expression. What came out of these conversations became the first step to “Getting Unstuck”—Ya Gotta Wanna.
If you’ve decided not to do something you won’t. You have to want to. If you want to you’ll try and try to make whatever happen.
As an example say you want to quit overeating. You do pretty well on your resolve until (what you interpret as) hunger pangs show up. You may persist in your want to but you eventually give up or give in.
Still, the first step in “Getting Unstuck” is Ya Gotta Wanna.
Your decision is your choice to moving towards freedom (and health). Nothing is going to happen unless you want it to.
When you want to change you set in motion other forces to make what you want your new reality or to prevent your new reality. Actually, both things happen assistance and resistance to the healthy behavior you long for.
Yet, the first step towards freedom is Ya Gotta Wanna.
The power to make that happen comes in another step of the process. So, your first action step is deciding that you truly want to stop overeating (as an example)
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