Heaven or hell is what we make of life. In my book, Hell's Retribution, many of the characters create their own hell by the choices they may or may not make. Of course, by not making a choice, we have made a choice - a choice not to act. I've put up with a certain situation for too many years. Now I could go into all the psychological reasons why I do what I do (I am a counselor after all), but it's not what I did before, but what am I now going to do? That is the defining choice. As I told my sister, "my life will get even better as soon as I change what I'm doing.
I heard a child therapist once say, "If what you're doing doesn't work, do exactly the opposite."
So, I took a good look at what I had been allowing in my life that was stressing me out.
Rather than list all the problems of which I was focusing on, and all the outrageous solutions any therapist would have helped me figure out, I realized my over-reaction was not what God wanted, and so, I let it go. Guess what? Things began to change. Not because I pushed the people into change, angrily raging, but because I let go and let God take the reins. Though, there was a couple of people I spoke with about what was happening and we came to an understanding. So, my faith was followed by my works, taking action.
Darn. what started out as a long blog post suddenly became a lot shorter when I turned my life back over to God.