Staring at a blank screen knowing I should write something that is both genuine and engaging; and not knowing what to write; I feel stuck. People can get stuck in all sorts of places. Places of hurt, unforgiveness, anger, depression, angst, anxiety. The great thing is that we don’t have to stay stuck. When our car gets stuck we call a tow truck; what do we do when we get stuck? It seems that few of us call out for help, even when help is all around us.
What are some forms of help that people can seek when they feel stuck? Many of us would call out to God for direction, motivation, and guidance on how to “un-stick” ourselves. Others would call out to friends for a listening ear and hopefully some good advice. Still others might read a self-help book for ideas and suggestions for change and a better life. Some reach out to a counselor/therapist to learn new methods for coping and change.
In reality a combination of these approaches work best. We as people are not designed to seclude ourselves and we often do that. Change is a difficult proposition and even more difficult task to achieve. Studies show that one factor in navigating the process of change is not doing it alone. Being motivated to change, having sound guidelines for change, and having a companion for change will increase your chances for change to actually take place.