2 Corinthians 5:21 Christ didn’t have any sin. But God made him become sin for us. So we can be made right with God because of what Christ has done for us.
Before I involved God in recovery I belonged to Alcoholics Anonymous. I said all the right things, made all the right noises and mixed in all the right circles. I had achieved sobriety. I hadn’t gained recovery.
I learned the Twelve Steps, taught them to other people. I started numerous A.A. groups and attended others on a regular basis.
I remember an older member in A.A. saying to me “I hope I am around when you finally get serious about recovery.” You see he could see that I was still playing a game. A dangerous game but a game none the less. After about eighteen months I relapsed.
- Are you aiming for sobriety or recovery?
- What are you doing to avoid complacency?
What The Bible Says
Carelessness kills; complacency is murder. Proverbs 1:32
Do I hear you professing to believe in the one and only God, but then observe you complacently sitting back as if you had done something wonderful? That’s just great. Demons do that, but what good does it do them? James 2:19
“It shall come to pass at that time That I will search ………and punish the men Who are settled in complacency, Who say in their heart, ‘The Lord will not do good, Nor will He do evil.’ Zephaniah 1:12
Prayer: Lord, help me to fix my aim on recovery not just sobriety.