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Luke 6:41 “Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”
People in recovery are the best people at telling others how to obtain and maintain recovery. Even the ones that can’t achieve it for themselves.
One of the best quotes I have ever heard in this area was a quote by Pastor Rick Warren who said: “Sick people can’t help sick people.” We are all keen to help someone else but not always so keen to help ourselves.
Jesus says in Matthew 9:12 “Healthy people don’t need a doctor–sick people do.”
The goal for all of us in recovery is SERVICE. To be used by God to help others achieve recovery. But it’s a process and you have to go through the process to get well enough yourself to be ready to help others.
- Do you recognize where you are in the process of being able to help others?