Although the readings on this site use the word recovery the prime aim is something much deeper, Re-entry into society is not of itself enough. Entrance into the kingdom of God is priority number one. That is why through learning, implementation, and practice the Twelve Steps need to become our new way of life.
Through these steps, we are confronted with the need for personal regeneration.
Colossians 1:11-14 says “We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul–not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is a strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating.”
This means a change of heart; being converted from our old inclinations and ways; being transformed from sinner to a trusting child of God. Rescued as our scripture sai from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons.
God’s choice for each of us is:
“To be ‘born from above’ out of this world, so to speak.” John 3:7
When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
What’s is our choice for ourselves?