Day: 10 April 2018
Your addiction was a blessing because despair and brokenness got you to the place that God was all you had left. He answered your prayer, saved you, and set you into recovery to begin anew. No longer about you, it’s now all about him. You stop being a taker, and begin to be a giver. The condition of your heart determines the course of your life, and your only protection is to operate in God’s grace and tender mercies.
Before all else, give your heart to the one who knows your heart. Addiction hardened your heart with no hope. You no longer need to dangle your toes off the edge of the cliff to the dark abyss. Be encouraged on your imperfect journey, and don’t beat yourself up when falling short. Abba Father delights in each step you take toward him.
Lord, I’m grateful your love kept me safe when standing at the edge of the cliff. Guard my heart so my blessing can become a blessing to others. Amen.
PROVERBS 4:23; 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7; JEREMIAH 17:9
1 Corinthians 3:3 You are still following the ways of the world. Some of you are jealous. Some of you argue. So aren’t you following the ways of the world? Aren’t you acting like ordinary human beings?
Human nature is to compare. What your life was like before and what it is like now. Sometimes when we compare we can convince ourselves we were better off where we were.
Change is not always a quick process. Over the life of my recovery, I have had some exception mentors. I remember asking one of them a number of years ago “How do I get to be as wise as you?” To which he answered, “Keep doing what you are doing and live till you are 74”
It can seem easy sometimes to give up hope and just go back. Progress takes time. Don’t forget to check yours regularly.
Apologies for not posting 4o Days of Recovery today and tomorrow. Due to work commitments, it is not possible but posts will resume on Thursday 12th April 2018.
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