A man went into a chemist and asked the chemist “do you have anything to stop hiccups?” The chemist came around from behind the counter and slapped the man, hard. Shocked and confused the man yelled, “what are you doing?” “You don’t have hiccups anymore do you?” asked the chemist. ‘No’ said the man “But my wife out in the car still has them”
Right-minded people in our lives sometimes fail to understand the source of our problems.
In John 13:7 Jesus said, “You don’t understand now what I’m doing, but it will be clear enough to you later.” Seeing Jesus behave like a slave must have confused Peter. He still did not understand Jesus’ teaching that to be a leader, a person must be a servant. In the process of recovery, we often don’t understand what is happening to us and going on around us. It feels uncomfortable and at times we think more painful and troublesome than returning to our old habits and ways. But, with time, and distance between our last drink or drug the fog clears. Romans 8:12 tells us we have no obligations to our old sinful nature to do what it begs us to do. We need to learn to rely on God, ask Him to help us to understand the process we are going through, the best solutions to our problems and equip us to overcome the hurdles of life.
1 Corinthians 10:13 Remember this—the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different. Many others have faced exactly the same problems before you. And no temptation is irresistible. You can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, for he has promised this and will do what he says. He will show you how to escape temptation’s power so that you can bear up patiently against it. #Understand #Trust #Rely #Overcome