Our addictions have kept us from growing up; our recovery allows us to put away childish things

When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. 1 Corinthians 13:11

Some of us haven’t yet put away childish things. We can’t get back our lost childhood. Demanding immediate pleasure and relief from pain is a defect that ultimately brings unhappiness. We need to let it go and allow God to address the deep, unmet needs from childhood as we work through recovery