What is my aim?

Weeding. If there ever was an unending job, this is it. The weeds in my garden were thick. And plentiful. The truism states that the best way to root out weeds is, well, by the roots. Yet, the longer I worked, the hotter it became, the more tired my fingers grew, the prospect of just ripping off the green was tempting. “I can grab a whole handful and be done with this,” I thought. My work became sloppy, and my goal shifted from quality to being satisfied with surface-level appearances.

Have you ever felt this way when dealing with aspects of your own life? Have you been drawn to the temptation of simply glossing over areas that need attention? To pluck off the green leaves, but leave the root?

Counseling can be a challenging endeavor. It can evoke painful memories, intense emotions, and require concerted effort in doing something different. Thankfully, these aren’t ends in themselves. Growth and change do happen. One of my favorite Scripture verses is Philippians 1:6 which says, “For I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

God is committed to you. Though the weeds in your life may have deep roots and be a bear to extract, there is hope. Tyler, Kristin and I would be honored to walk alongside you as you seek to root out these difficult and persistent areas in your life.

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