2 Timothy 2:22-26 Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness–faith, love, peace–joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth, enabling them to escape the Devil’s trap, where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands.

Many years ago in Alcoholics Anonymous my sponsor encouraged me to ‘Stick with The Winners!’ That for me meant changing the circle of people I mixed with. Most of the people I mixed with till then drank like me, took drugs like me and lived like me. Recovery began to work for me when I made a conscious decision to change the people I associated with. Not always easy but always necessary.

to walk the road of recovery successfully we need people in our lives who  will encourage us and support us in the process of recovery and spiritual growth. If you haven’t got any you need to find some, and you won’t find them in the places that brought you unstuck in life.

Prayer: Lord introduce me to the right people. Positive,
encouraging people who love You and love life.