Step Five:- On completion of my list of sinful habits, I will confess them to God and to someone that I trust.
Acts 2:1-6 When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force–no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them. There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongues being spoken, they were thunderstruck.
Conflict resolution is vital to recovery today, just as it was to the early church. The early believers acknowledged their limitations, set their priorities, and laid out specific tasks that would fulfill their needs. In this case they sought God’s wisdom and selected seven Spirit-filled, well-respected leaders to administer the food program. No problem in recovery is insurmountable. With God’s wisdom, together with a network of godly support, we can work through old dysfunctional patterns and find healthy, balanced ways to rebuild our life and meet the needs of the people around us. (Life Recovery Bible)
In Acts 5:29 is says Peter and the apostles answered, “It’s necessary to obey God rather than men.”
Recovery is about establsihing and keeping priorities:
- Romans 12:18 If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody.
- John 15:18 “If you find the godless world is hating you, remember it got its start hating me.”(Jesus)
- Luke 6:22 “Count yourself blessed every time someone cuts you down or throws you out, every time someone smears or blackens your name to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and that that person is uncomfortable.”
Sometimes in recovery conflict is inevitable.
- We need to learn to ‘Love God and love others.’
- We need to remember not everyone we encounter is in recovery so they aren’t going to agree with what we are learing and implimenting in our lives.
- We need to always remember where we came from, how we got here and that God has our future in His hands.