Recovery requires a change of character that can only be obtained through a relationship with Jesus.
There’s no particular virtue in accepting punishment that you well deserve. But if you’re treated badly for good behavior and continue in spite of it to be a good servant, that is what counts with God. 1 Peter 2:20
When I entered recovery people expected me to fail. Some are probably still waiting for the day when it all comes crashing down. Not their fault! When I first entered recovery in 1987, I made a lot of the right noises and won the faith and respect of people just to let them down when I relapsed. Relapse taught me things about myself I would never have learned without it. I am not suggesting people relapse. But for me, it helped me to build a better character by helping me to understand my need for rigorous honesty. It helped me to mature because all I had done previously was abstain from alcohol and drugs.
- Are you ready to take full responsibility for your own maturity?
Prayer: Lord help me today to grow up spiritually