I have not spoken in secret or kept my purpose hidden. I did not require the people of Israel to look for me in a desolate waste. I am the Lord, and I speak the truth; I make known what is right.” Isaiah 45:19
Don’t blame God for wasted years and misspent opportunities. Even if He has turned the past, with its disappointment and distress into a time we can now look upon as affording us a chance to discover Him, it i unwise to think He would have chosen the course we chose to follow, God did not drive us to drinking and drugging. If we are honest He has always provided us with ample opportunity, through Hos Word to save us from the pitfalls of Godless living.
Few of us prior to recovery have sought His advice or given consideration to His commands. Consequently many of us have had to learn the ‘hard way’ We can only blame ourselves for our lives becoming ‘a waste’
Thankfully that doesn’t need to remain so. Our lives are now redeemable. Once we turn our wills and lives over to the care of God and apply for a new way of living through Jesus Christ God establishes new attitudes, beliefs and character changes within us to help us relinquish association with our old ways. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself.
We should waste no opportunity to be what God is calling us to be with His help.
What The Bible Says
No matter what happens, I’m with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you. You have no idea how many people I have on my side in this city. Acts 18:10
When you hurt your friend, you hurt Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:12
Honest words never hurt anyone Job 6:25
We’ve sinned a lot, both we and our parents; We’ve fallen short, hurt a lot of people. Psalms 106:6
All this I observed as I tried my best to understand all that’s going on in this world. As long as men and women have the power to hurt each other, this is the way it is. Ecclesiastes 8:9
I am glad Lord to be rid of my old ways. I want now to be used by You to be all that You are calling me to be with Your help.