Step 1 – Face the Problem
Courage and Communication
Over the years, when I struggled with finances and owed bill collectors, I would not answer the phone when they called. Why? I did not have money to pay the debt. I believed that if there was no money, there would be nothing to talk about. Bill collectors are persistent and sometimes downright rude. This was a problem for me that I sought to avoid. Yet, I was responsible for the debt. I failed to think about the consequences of disregarding my responsibility.
Two vital components in facing your problems are COURAGE and COMMUNICATION. It takes courage to do what you are uncomfortable doing. You must communicate with someone to move on the continuum. #unstuck
If it’s a marital problem – you talk it out and perhaps even get a counselor involved if it is that serious. If there is a health issue, you must speak to the doctor or medical practitioner. If it is an issue at work – you need to speak to your supervisor or colleague. Whatever the case may be – effective communication is key in resolving the issue.
In more simplistic terms, talking to someone about your problems begins to unburden you. My first conversation is usually with God. I take responsibility for my part in prayer and ask for forgiveness and wisdom to move forward with the situation in a more positive and productive manner.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed” James 5:16
At this point, I feel super courageous to tackle any obstacle. I strike while the iron is hot and reach out to whomever I need to. The beauty of it is that I have always (100%) been met with a surprisingly positive outcome.