I went out-of-state for college hoping that I could have a “fresh start”, whatever that meant. I was hoping to run away from my problems, bad friends…high school drama. But when I went to college, nothing changed. I was in a new state, a new surrounding, with new people, but the same problems followed me. Because I was the same. Because my heart was the same.
Have you been through something similar? You think that moving away, changing churches, or getting new friends will change something in you.
But it’s never the circumstances that will change what’s really going on in your heart. Only God can do the work in your heart that will help you to shift your perspective regarding your circumstances. However, it can get difficult when you’re doing it on your own. And that’s when a spiritual mentor steps in to walk beside you, to help you get back on track, to advise, train/disciple, rebuke, and encourage alongside you.