Are you someone that speaks before you think, often times causing hard feelings. I know I am and wishing afterward I could find a rock to crawl under. Or maybe you are compelled to take over the conversation only to find yourself babbling incoherently. Well, don’t feel like you are alone, the condition is pandemic in scale. Millions of people suffer from some sort of impulsive behavior. It ruins marriages, career opportunity and friendships.
Maybe you have an attention deficit problem; your mind will not allow you to focus on one thing at a time. Or, you may be someone who is hyperactive, finding it difficult to relax. These ailments are not minor to those battling them. They are defined as mental disorders and affect millions upon millions of people. Many to such an extent that the condition takes over their life. Most people that suffer from these problems know something is wrong, but they can’t define or control the urges. Medicines only answer, prescribe a mind numbing drug that is often worse than the disorder.
Behavioral disorders like these are seldom treated and can cause personal anguish. Frequently, the desire to be in control leads to uncontrollable action. Too many times, they are regarded as personality traits that will go away in time. I wish that were true and I wish I had a quick fix, but unfortunately, I do not. If I did, I would write a book, make a fortune and solve all the worlds problems.
You see, these compulsive conditions are just a small part of the strain of imperfection that plagues the human race. Jesus had a good friend who suffered from impulsive behavior. One day during a fierce storm Peter and some other disciples were in a boat on high seas when they saw Jesus approach walking on the water. Peter had no reason to leave the safety of the boat, but being the impulsive big-shot he was, yelled asking Jesus if he could walk on the water too. Jesus agreed, so Peter jumped in without giving it a second thought. After realizing what he had done, he began to sink putting his life in jeopardy. Had Peter kept his eyes on Jesus and not the storm he would have walked on the water. The answer to impulsive disorder is to keep our eyes on Jesus and let Him control our life. Men simply can’t rule the dark side of their nature with drugs and psychotherapy It’s a spiritual matter that must be addressed by spiritual methods. For more about the good and bad side of human nature read “Beam me up Commander.” ITS FREE!