An old Hasidic rabbi spoke these words on his death bed.
“When I was young, I set out to change the world. When I grew older, I perceived that this was too ambitious so I set out to change my state. This, too, I realized as I grew older was too ambitious, so I set out to change my town. When I realized I could not even do this, I tried to change my family. Now as an old man, I know that I should have started by changing myself. If I had started with myself, maybe then I would have succeeded in changing my family, the town, or even the state–and who knows, maybe even the world.”
But, how do I start with myself?
By admitting I have a need and asking for help. God wants to help and He attentively responds to our cry for help. Our efforts can improve things but sometimes they just are not enough. We need God to touch and heal what we cannot fix. Ask Him and see what happens.
Read, I John 1:9