You might not be able to see them straight away – at least, that was my experience when collecting conkers, the other day. No matter how much I looked, I just couldn’t see them, whilst others were picking them up easily, gathering them up by the dozen.
Then, as I carried on looking, I could see one … then two … then more and more – they were, literally, everywhere! I couldn’t see them before, but once my eyes had become accustomed to what I was looking for, and where they were, I could find them easily. We ended up with a plastic bag full of conkers.
As we look around in society, there’s such a lot we cannot see. People with hurts, habits and hang-ups; flaws, faults and failures; surround us everywhere, every day, but we don’t see them. The hungry, the poor, the lonely, the hurting: they are around us everywhere, if only we dare look.
You see, once you start looking, you start to see! You start to see one … then two … then more and more – and everywhere we look, we see hurting and broken people in a hurting and broken society. Wherever we look it’s a mess: politics is in a mess – just look at what’s going on in the US at the moment; the National Health Service is in a mess, running out of money and people to work; religion is in a mess, with churches and denominations arguing with each other; we are in a mess – humanity is in a mess, with increasing levels of poverty and hunger in a world that’s in a mess, due to global warming and war-ravaged continents.
You cannot solve all the problems we face in today’s society, or in today’s world; but you can face the difficulties in your own life. What do you need to conquer in your life? What challenges do you face? What difficulties do you have? What choices do you ponder each day? What do you need to conquer in order to face those challenges and difficulties, so that you can make better choices for tomorrow?
For some, it’s fear; for others it’s forgiveness; for others still, it might be pride. What do you need to conquer, that is stopping you from making better choices for tomorrow?
For some, it’s something that’s been a part of their life for such a long time, that they feel they have no control over it – like alcohol or drugs; they know it’s harmful on one level, but on another it seems to make the day pass a little easier and a little quicker. But tomorrow comes around too quickly, and you need another “fix” just to get through the day.
Whatever evil you face in your life – and these are all evils; whether it’s fear or pride, harmful habits or addictions, they are evils, because they result in a tomorrow that is worse (or no better, at the very least) than yesterday or today – whatever evil you face, it can be conquered. It may not be easy, but it is possible.
You have to start by looking! Do you want a better tomorrow? Then start by looking at what you need to conquer in your life today. Once you discover what it is, you don’t have to face it alone – in fact, you may need help to conquer it, or at the very least you need support and encouragement.
Whilst we may not have all the answers, we have faced many difficulties and challenges that needed conquering in our lives. So if you have something you need to conquer in your life, get in touch with us – in confidence, we will never pass on sensitive information or personal details without your permission – and we would be more than happy to support you and encourage you.