Psalm 25:21 May integrity and honesty protect me,for I put my hope in you.
After 18 years of volunteering and employment with Salvation Army Family Stores I left due to changes that occurred that made me feel uncomfortable.
On leaving I received a card from people I had come to regard as family after all those years. One phrase stood out in their comments on that card )which I still have)as I departed an experience that shaped my identity. “A man of Integrity.”
The verse above at that time in my life, which was both confusing and scary became an anchor for my life. Having to walk again away from all that had become familiar to me into the great unknown. My only confidence my faith in God.
Honesty in recovery is not just an option. It is essential!
There are times when all we will have to keep us moving forward in recovery is our relationship with God and our knowledge that He is in control and has our best interests at heart.
I know for me telling the truth, no matter how much it hurts has become a way of life I have to live if I want to be all that He calls me to be.