Letting other people make their own choices is tough.
Are you sure that’s what you want to do?
I have some great ideas for you! My plan is much more solid than yours.
It’s hard for me to sit back and watch someone self-destruct, especially when I know they could do better.
They know the truth, but are unwilling to endure the pain of change.
There have been plenty of times that I knew what I was doing was not the best plan. Thankfully, my friends and family didn’t walk away and throw up their hands saying, “I told you this was a bad idea!”
That came later.
At first, they helped me up and dusted me off.
The sting of the consequences wasn’t gone, yet I knew that I would be okay.
Obviously not everyone gets that kind of support. They fall hard and no one is there.
No matter the support level, no one is meant to change their address to 1234 Rock Bottom Street.
I am a firm believer in hope.
If you are still breathing, there is hope for you because Jesus loves you so much that He will help you move out of Rock Bottom.
The hope of a change of address is available to us all.
Jesus wants us to move into His house because His Dad is the best and there’s always room.
What if we walk with our friends and family–all the way to Rock Bottom if necessary–and tell them about a better future, a better direction to head in?
A course change midway is easier than an upward climb.
But remember that the choice is not up to you, so wear comfortable shoes just in case (you’ll want to be prepared no matter how short or long the walk).