Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.”
In the process of recovery, we are going to come across people who seem like they are in recovery. They will make all the right noises and present in all the right ways. It is important when we engage others in recovery that we include them in our prayers. That we talk to God about them and listen to what He has to say about them.
Matthew 7:15 “Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character.”
In the passage of scripture Matthew 7:15-20 the Bible talks about genuine leaders not exploiting our emotions or pocketbooks. Some of the people we are going to engage in recovery are not producing the good character we need to learn to decide between those who are supportive of the recovery process and those who are not.