Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Self Revelation From Crises

From Michael Kelley at Forward Progress
You see it all the time. You feel it yourself. Life is rocking along at a steady clip, and then… BAM! Something happens. Something dramatic. Drastic. Paradigm shifting. Something that, though you don’t yet know the full fallout, you know when it happens that this event will be a dividing point in your life.
There was life before the diagnosis…
Before the job loss…
Before the hard conversation…
Before the revelation…
… and life after. And nothing will be the same.
Our lives are marked by these moments of crisis. And in that moment of crisis, when the earth is emotionally shifting under your feet, “stuff” starts to come out. You get angry. Or frustrated. Or worried. Or that long dormant sin starts to become a temptation again. The temptation, as we look at the remnants of life after that dividing point, the shards of broken relationships or the broken down finances or the busted up sense of self, is to look to that pink slip or call from the doctor’s office or difficult conversation as the point of causality. It’s the thought that this unexpected occurrence, whatever it is, caused these other things to come up.
But it didn’t.
Crisis doesn’t create; it only reveals what’s been there all along......

Read it all at the link - It's worth the time.