Day: 22 March 2018

Beyond Failure

1 Chronicles 12:18Peace to you, And peace to your helpers! For your God helps you.” 

None of us are going to get it right all the time. One of my mentors regularly told me “You spell faith RISK!” And, you can’t take risks and always succeed. Failure is part of the process of success. How many people have you seen relapse and come back stronger?

Hebrews 10:36 says “You need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.” Too many people give up before the miracle happens. Recovery is a continual process of spiritual progress.

When we face problems in life and in recovery and we will. Jesus said  “In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”  John 16:33 When, not if we face problems we need to call upon Him in heartfelt prayer. Believing He will answer us, believing He will help us. Beyond our failures, we need put our faith in Him understanding He has overcome the world and can deal with any obstacle life throws at us.

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Do not be ashamed

Romans 10:11 Scripture says, “The one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”- Isaiah 2 8:16 (ERV) Anyone who trusts in that rock will not be disappointed.

 We should never be ashamed of being in recovery. One of my biggest problems in recovery has been the number of people who come to me to share with me confidentially a struggle they have overcome in life with God’s help.

 Maybe I am too much the other way, to open. Who knows? I believe that God rescues us all for a purpose. I believe a part of that purpose for all of us is to find a way to share with other and encourage them.

 There is a cliché I learned in A.A. many years ago and I believe it still. “If you want to keep it you have to give it away.”

 The process of learning and applying the Twelve Steps to everyday living is ‘Service to Others’ You don’t get there by keeping it to yourself.

 

  • Who are you sharing your recovery experience with?

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