Tag: Repair

Caring Is A Choice

 HAVING IDENTIFIED THE PEOPLE, I HAVE HARMED, I WILL NOW GO AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM. UNLESS TO DO IS GOING TO CAUSE THEM OR OTHER PAIN OR SUFFERING. I didn’t want to do anything behind your back, make you do a good deed that you hadn’t willingly […]

Don’t Be Foolish

DON’T BE FOOLISH Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or sufferingGalatians 6:7 Don’t be fooled. You can’t outsmart God. Many people in recovery learn to say the […]

Let Go of Resentment

LET GO OF RESENTMENT Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or suffering. “This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter […]

Don’t Seek Revenge

STEP NINE WE MADE DIRECT AMENDS TO SUCH PEOPLE WHEREVER POSSIBLE, EXCEPT WHEN TO DO SO WOULD INJURE THEM OR OTHERS, Romans 12:17-18 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. I read this verse and immediately into my head […]

Identifying Hurt People

“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the […]

Don’t be Foolish

Galatians 6:7 Don’t be fooled. You can’t outsmart God. Many people in recovery learn to say the right things and do the right things thinking that is what recovery is all about. It isn’t. Recovery has nothing to do with what we say and do and everything to […]

Write a Letter

Romans 13:8 Pay everything you owe. But you can never pay back all the love you owe each other. Those who love others have done everything the law requires. Some relationships can never be repaired. People may have passed away. They may have moved away and you have […]

Don’t Just Hold Grudges

Romans 12:17-18 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. I read this verse and immediately into my head jumps the phrase “Don’t get hurt, get even.” That’s how I used to think. If you hurt me I would […]

BE PREPARED   Proverbs 12:18 Thoughtless words cut like a sword. But the tongue of wise people brings healing. What we say reveals what is in our hearts. Wholehearted obedience to God requires preparation. Repairing relationships requires preparation. Unless our hearts are ready for the task of meeting […]