I am a fix-it person when it comes to relational problems. I want to fix the dilemma, and I want to do it right now. However, as I continue to painfully discover, this is not always possible. Some conflicts cannot be changed. Therefore, as the psychiatrist Victor E. Frankl once stated, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” It is, in these difficult, unchangeable circumstances that we must transition from our solving it to our responding effectively to it. In summary, if you can’t change the circumstance, allow the circumstance to change you.
Lord, change is hard—whether it be a situation or an individual. In these moments, we ask for Your direction, support, and divine intervention. In Your holy name I pray, Amen.