2 Corinthians 4:2 We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.
Alcoholics have personality problems. In an attempt to avoid feelings of inferiority, loneliness, isolation, inner conflict, guilt and other disturbing feelings drinking becomes our natural pattern of dealing with life. As we grow deeper into our self-destructive patterns of living, for most of us it becomes obvious we must find a solution to our personality problems.
When we enter recovery re-establishing our integrity becomes one of the main things we want. Realization of that need, of its priority highlights for us our need of honesty with ourselves and others. Rather than a continuation of running away, we are now ready to face up to our character defects and responsibilities. Excuses now disappear. We enter a crucial stage in the process of Living Life Recovery where ignoring the problems will only add to them.
The only direction to turn from where we are is to God. He strangely warms our hearts toward Himself revealing both love and hope for a better way of living and life improvement. This is a different feeling to any we have experienced before. Relationship with Him will become the forerunner to all other relationships. Personality changes will take place. The process will continue as long as we remain open to Him and willing to let Him help us become the people He has created us to be.