This is the final post in week 3 of the series of Practical Steps in Freedom. This week has been about looking around you- at the relationships in your life, both the good and the bad. It has been about identifying ways your struggle with sin has directly and indirectly affected those around you.
People can big our biggest assets in this journey. Yet, so often, we try to go it on our own, convinced that no one can help us. Or, if we do ask for help, we expect them to fix us. They can’t. They are just people.
Still, we need them. We need each other. We need our community, our families, our friends.
Every individual person in your life can teach you something.
That might be a good lesson or a bad lesson. It is important to surround yourself with and invest in relationships that will help you grow and move forward. A woman who loves God passionately- she’s an asset. A friend who is patient with your questions about faith and struggle- she’s an asset. A husband who loves you unconditionally and would fight for you- he’s an asset.
Yes, it is important to know your enemies, but it is also important to look around and see the gift of people God has given you. As we get ready to transition into a week of moving forward, it’s time to identify those assets.
- Review the roadblocks. Are they still in place? Have you let any of them slide?
- Remember to spend your time in the Word.
- Schedule out some time to invest in another one of the relationships on your list.
- Identify your assets: It may be someone on your list of affected relationships or not. Identify that person and why they are an asset to you. It does not have to be directly related to your struggle. These are not accountability partners; they are simply friends.
For example: Heather is an asset because she is so calming. If I am ever upset, I know I can call her and she will help me figure things out.