Everybody does it
Many individuals have been unable to discover who Jesus Christ really is by being crowded out by others.We can become so entwined in unhealthy relationships that to make a move away from them would be unthinkable. In addiction we are allied to going along with the crowd. Everybody does it becomes our justification for living lives we know are wrong. Liberation from a crowd-complex can be difficult. Unhealthy acquaintance can crowd us into their world and crowd us out from freedom.
Zacchaeus refused to let the crowd govern his situation, he ran from unacceptable restrictions and cut loose from a depressing position. It is within our power to change to do the same!
In our pursuit of continued sobriety on the road to recovery it is imperative we choose our friends carefully and refuse to be content with anyone who might divert us from our chosen goal.
In Christ’s commanding presence we can be the recipients of amazing blessings and share them with others.
Luke 19:3 He wanted to see who Jesus was. There were many others who wanted to see Jesus too. Zacchaeus was too short to see above the people.