All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
How are you traveling? Feeling good?
It never ceases to amaze me how people arrive in recovery with the goal of achieving life-long sobriety, then after a few days, they know all the answers. They have it all under control and they give everyone they meet the benefit of their newfound knowledge.
The prize my friends of following the process of recovery is life-long life transformation and you achieve through life-long spiritual growth.
To many of us when we first commence the process are in a hurry to get to the end. The Twelve Steps are training for a life-changing process.
- Take time today to honestly assess your progress since you began the process.
RECOVERY IS A PROCESS
There’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting for the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him. Philippians 3:20-21
GOD CONTROLS THE PROCESS
He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:27-28
FOLLOW THE PROCESS
People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:32-34
Prayer: Lord I want to thank You for all You have done for me till now and to thank You for what You are going to do in and through me, today.