Neither exile nor homecoming is the main thing. Cheerfully pleasing God is the main thing, and that’s what we aim to do, regardless of our conditions. Sooner or later we’ll all have to face God, regardless of our conditions. We will appear before Christ and take what’s coming to us as a result of our actions, either good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:9-10
Every action has consequences. When we lose sight of the ‘Main Thing’ the consequences can be disastrous. Understanding the consequences can help us to make the right choices in recovery and in life. We need to learn to live and to act according to God’s guidance.