In the last week of my 20’s, I’m sharing things I’m glad I did & things I wish I did during this decade.
Today (day 5 of the last day of my 20’s), you get both.
Things I wish I did in my 20’s (part 2): ask for help more.
You can either grow or be comfortable. You can’t have both.
Too often in my 20’s, I chose comfort because whenever I would encounter something I didn’t know how to do or it was hard: I quit.
Here’s the reality: you can do hard things. You might just need help to do it.
Don’t know how to get in shape? Hire a coach like Tim Jon.
Have something broken in your house that you can’t fix? Pay someone to take care of it or have them teach you.
Got unresolved pain that you’re medicating with lust? Find a Christian counselor.
Which leads me to part 3 of the things I’m glad I did in my 20’s: Find freedom from sexual sin.
As you may have read in previous posts, I went through some pain in my 20’s: loss of my Dad, breakups, and the pain of self-expectation (more on that tomorrow).
For years I medicated this pain with lust, by watching things I should not have been online.
I tried quitting on my own and would have seasons of sobriety, but nothing lasting.
But thanks to God and Team Illinois’ Counseling Service: SafetyNET: I found forever freedom finally.
First slide is with Deb Wallace, my couselor.
And thanks to our meetings, I am able to enter my 30’s with healing from my past pain, peace in my heart, and hope for the future.
What’s controlling your life? The presence of God or your pain? Are you Spirit-led or is a life-controlling issue holding your heart?
Let me encourage you: Get help. Find freedom.
It’s not too late to become the person God’s calling you to be and live the full life He has for you.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
: By asking for help and finding freedom, it put me on the path to accept the invite to become an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God before the age of 30.