Proverbs 26:11 A foolish person who does the same foolish things again is like a dog that returns to where it has thrown up.
Paul says “I have discovered this principle of life–that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.” Romans 7:21-23
Wanting recovery isn’t enough. It takes work, it takes prayer, it takes faith, perseverance and dependence on God to do for us what we are unable to do for ourselves.
I have lived a lot of places in the past. Most of which I moved to in search of a ‘fresh start’ All of which didn’t work out. With the best of intentions every time I moved. A desire to stop drinking and abusing life. The reason they didn’t work out was I kept taking me (and the power that made me mess up: sin) with me as I travelled all around Australia trying to change.
It was never a lack of desire to be different but a lack of knowledge of how to and a lack of faith in God to help me.
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do in recovery, for my own survival was make the conscious decision ‘no more’ No more blaming others or my circumstances. No more making excuses, no more lying, cheating, stealing and no more drinking. No more, mo matter how bad or how good it got. Jesus tells us “In this world, you will have trouble but take heart I have overcome the world.”
Recovery is a process of handing over the bad and wrong things in our character that have made us dysfunctional and replacing them with God character to help us to function on a daily basis with the changes needed to preserve with our ‘NO MORE’ decision.
Have consciously decided ‘No More’
How are you going with that?