Respect needs to be earned. I’ve said it, you’ve said it. We convince ourselves if God is real and wants me to respect Him and His Word He needs to do something to earn my respect.
When caught up in a life of addiction, lying, cheating and stealing I had no respect for anyone or anything, including myself. That all changed when I made a conscious decision to follow Jesus. When I look at where I was to where I am now; Yes, I respect Him!
- Who do you respect? Why?
- Who do you want to respect you as you move forward in recovery?