Isaiah 8:11-15 God spoke strongly to me, grabbed me with both hands and warned me not to go along with this people. He said: “Don’t be like this people, always afraid somebody is plotting against them. Don’t fear what they fear. Don’t take on their worries. If you’re going to worry, worry about The Holy. Fear God-of-the-Angel-Armies. The Holy can be either a Hiding Place or a Boulder blocking your way, The Rock standing in the willful way of both houses of Israel, A barbed-wire Fence preventing trespass to the citizens of Jerusalem. Many of them are going to run into that Rock and get their bones broken, Get tangled up in that barbed wire and not get free of it.”
When others try to coerce us into their problems we should not fear their rejection because we don’t go along with them. The Bible says if we fear God we need not fear anything else. His way of living is the right way but not necessarily the easy way. He can be our hiding place or our road block.
Step Six of the ‘Living Life Recovery Twelve Steps’ says After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me.
Through the process of recovery God is warning us of our need for change and through reading the Bible prayer and meditation He highlights what each of us needs to do to become the people He created us and supports us to be.