“Fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods! It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled. And the Lord drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the Lord, because he is our God.”
One of the blessings of recovery is the opportunity to make up our mind, to settle matters with resolve around our addictions and compulsions. We need to dig deep. We need to discover what lies at the bottom of our problems. Our own inadequacies will try to convince us to just skim the surface, not to uncover the real problem. That is human nature. To selectively choose the easier softer way.
We need to think twice before we walk the easy road and make a conscious decision that we are in this for the long haul and are willing to go to any lengths to achieve, maintain and grow spiritually as we walk the road to recovery,