He has also given us his very great and valuable promises. He did it so you could share in his nature. He also did it so you could escape from the evil in the world. That evil is caused by sinful longings. 2 Peter 1:4
The Lord knows how to keep godly people safe in times of testing. He also knows how to keep ungodly people under guard until the day they will be judged. 2 Peter 2:9
There is no doubt that godliness is a great mystery. Jesus appeared in a body. The Holy Spirit proved that he was the Son of God. He was seen by angels. He was preached among the nations. People in the world believed in him. He was taken up to heaven in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16
Motivation to recover.
God’s saving grace has appeared to all people. It teaches us to say no to godless ways and sinful longings. We must control ourselves. We must do what is right. We must lead godly lives in today’s world. That’s how we should live as we wait for the blessed hope God has given us. We are waiting for Jesus Christ to appear in all his glory. He is our great God and Saviour. He gave himself for us. By doing that, he set us free from all evil. He wanted to make us pure. He wanted us to be his very own people. He wanted us to long to do what is good. Titus 2:11-14
Some of us may believe we are incapable of change, that even God can’t help us. But if we are willing to make a decision to place our lives in His hands He promises us hope for change and a brighter future. He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us and give us a fresh start and to give us a new attitude of longing for the better future He offers us. That is a great motivation to enter or continue in the process of recovery.