Diversion From Monotony

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What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people. Psalms 116:12-14

Alone, facing oneself, there can be an awful feeling of our nothingness; gloom descends; spiritual orphanage is real; vitality is dead. Destructive inertia accompanies sulking. Depressive moods can be like living in a haunted house. Allowing ourselves to get ‘fed up’ invites trouble. Self-centredness is largely the result of boredom. Isolation promotes it. Monotony fertilizes it. Unrewarding work will help make us acceptable to this infection.

It is dangerous to dwell long with exposure to despair. Distraction can be an immediate antidote to it. Deliverance is possible if we quickly renounce any aimlessness, confusion, and self-pity. Remaining a captive of boredom can be soul-destroying and fatal. Distraction lies in turning our wills and lives over to the care of God.

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Thought For The Day

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Matthew 5:8 Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God.

 God wants us to live pure lives. To clean up our attitudes and behavior. Recovery is not about personal gain. Recovery is about spiritual purpose.

Your spiritual purpose has nothing to do with where you work and everything to do with how you live. I always thought the two should line up. Wrong!

My spiritual purpose is – to introduce people to Bible-based living through the process of recovery. My employment life has been in a number of different areas since completing the Bridge Program.

All through my recovery journey, my spiritual process has remained dominant. Sometimes it has resulted in me having to leave or change jobs because the jobs I was in have gone against how I live my life.

  • What re your life priorities?

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