I’ll Not Turn Back!
2 Peter 2:18 They are loudmouths, full of hot air, but still they’re dangerous. Men and women who have recently escaped from a deviant life are most susceptible to their brand of seduction.
The words of a Salvation Army Song. I’ll not turn back, whatever it may cost; I’m called to live to love and save the lost prompted today’s discussion starter.
When I first entered recovery I remember many people who spoke like they understood what recovery was all about. Then, one day whilst in rehab met one of them who convinced me to join them at the local pub for a couple of beers whilst we were out at a BBQ put on by the The Salvation Army. By the grace of God and the understanding of the counselor I was not expelled from the program and because of their decision went on to be the man I am today.
The best intentions when it comes to sobriety aren’t always the right intentions. This guy honestly believed and convinced me we could go to the pub, have a couple of beers and get away with it. We didn’t and we got caught because for an alcoholic ‘One is too many and 1,000 is not enough.’
We all need supportive people to keep us accountable. From that day till the day I graduated the program and beyond that person kept me accountable not just for my sobriety by for my life and living according to God’s will for my life.
None of us can progress in the recovery process on our own. Relationships that hold us accountable can give us the courage we need to ‘keep moving forward.’
RECOVERY ISN’T ALWAYS EASY
You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. Romans 14:12
WE ALL NEED HELP
Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. James 5:16
WE ARE ALL ACCOUNTABLE
Sooner or later we’ll all have to face God, regardless of our conditions. We will appear before Christ and take what’s coming to us as a result of our actions, either good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10
Prayer: God help me today to identify the right support people to gi=uide me and support me in my recovery.