Psalms 23:4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure
When we were living irresponsibly, we often put our lives in danger, particularly when under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. At other time we experienced unexplainable fears and anxiety we were powerless to escape. Like many other people, we tried to find release by using our favorite drug of choice. When we first entered recovery our fears and anxieties remained. Only brought under control when we allowed God to lead us.
Over the years I have lived in circumstances and through experiences that made me afraid. At those times alcohol and drugs helped to forget my fears but they did not remove them. When I finally decided to invite Jesus Christ to be my One True Higher Power. When I started applying the Twelve Steps to my daily living I found God removing all my emotional fears. With Him leading “even when the way goes through Death Valley.” I am secure and certain that He will take care of me.
RECOVERY COMES WITH RESPONSIBILITY
Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Romans 15:1
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE SAY
If you choose to speak, you’re also responsible for how and when you speak. 1 Corinthians 14:32
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE DO
Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:5
In fact, if you know the right thing to do and don’t do it, that, for you, is evil. James 4:17
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT OTHERS DO
I’m not responsible for what the outsiders do.
1 Corinthians 5:12
WE NEED TO STAY ALERT AT ALL TIMES
Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities! Luke 12:48
Prayer: I pray that I may never take my life out of God’s will and that I will not allow fear and anxiety to control me.