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There Are No Easy Answers
By Russell Phillips M.A., L.M.H.C
2. The world and the people in it cannot
be controlled by me.
We are merely specks in the universe, and God doesn't do
what we want Him to do based on our performance.
However, we might believe that if we are doing a good
job as a caregiver, or praying, or being a good person,
bad things won't happen. A reward because we were good.
Our behavior should count for something.
Yet, we are brought back to the truth. We are not in
control and trying to exert control over situations and
people with our behavior does not work. We cannot make
things better by behaving well, and we are not to blame
if things take a downward turn. We find, instead, that
there is a greater force than us controlling things. I
truly believe the passage in the Bible which tells us
that God will not give us more than we can bear.
So in conclusion, in the midst of our struggle to
accomplish our tasks, to the best of our abilities, we
can challenge our expectations and preconceptions. We
can allow others to support us. When we do, we will find
that we can be much more supportive and encouraging to
those receiving our care.
Russell Phillips M.A., L.M.H.C. is
a Christian Psychologist at Christian Counseling
Associates in Altamonte Springs, FL.