Many of us can relate to being unable to attain our promises when during our days of addiction and compulsion. With the best of intentions our progress halted. Inability to mount the barriers before us. Choosing the ‘easier softer way’ Our hearts and minds drawn to the ‘quick fix’ rather than lasting continual growth, which required more effort. We settled for less-than-the best because it seemed to require less effort on our part.

Many people who enter recovery don’t finish. They get fired up at the start and fizzle out as things become more realistic and the truth becomes evident. The promise of achieving recovery shelved. The challenge of living a better life in inviting, but an unwillingness to face up causes evasion. The road we know looking more inviting in preference to the costly dedication and uphill battles. It is sad to watch potential winners sell out so readily to the second-rate effort.

Let’s not be content with just playing at recovery, not just fool around. Let us give our all and give away half-hardheartedness. We can all make it through total commitment to ‘the process’

You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds. Luke 6:43-45