In the Bible 1 Peter 1:4 says we should live as God’s obedient children. and not slip back into our old ways of living to satisfy our own desires.  When things get difficult in life and in recovery it can be tempting to give up, to go back to our old ways of doing things. The only way we can avoid going back is to adopt a healthy and conscious awareness of our weaknesses and need to rely on our strong, loving, just and perfect Higher Power, Jesus Christ.