Why is it when someone comes to recovery, does well and manages to secure a job the world pats them on the back and says “Well done! you have obviously got it.” Everyone flocks to be their friend and cash in on their good fortune. Then when they make a mistake everyone steps back and says “I knew that would happen”
Ephesians 6:7-8 says “Do your work, and be happy to do it. Work as though it is the Lord you are serving, not just an earthly master. Remember that the Lord will give everyone a reward for doing good. Everyone, slave or free, will get a reward for the good things they do.”
In these verses Paul is encouraging responsibility and integrity. Characteristics we should all strive for. Whether we have a job are unemployed or on some other form of income, living in a mansion or in a cardboard box on the street. Our main aim in life should be to please God not people.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encourage each other and help each other grow stronger in faith, just as you are already doing.
There are times in all of our lives when we don’t make the grade. Times when we feel discouraged and unworthy. In those times it is important we be there for each other, not necessarily materially but spiritually. We can learn a lot about recovery from those we see walking the recovery road day by day.