You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Our hope and our future are dependent on our willingness to chase after a personal relationship with the One True Higher Power – Jesus Christ and discovering His purpose for our lives.
God is not looking for a lukewarm recovery! He is looking for commitment, 100 %. Many people come and go when it comes to recovery. They start off uncertain and when they discover it works are set on fire in pursuit of it. Then, when the going gets tough, for whatever reason they give up and go back to their old familiar ways.
I have been in recovery for many years. At times it has been heartbreaking to see people wanting to do the right thing be put on a pedestal by others. Given responsibility, they were not yet equipped to handle and fall in a heap. Not equipped because they have not been given time to discover God and His purpose for them. We all have different spiritual gifts, we all have different abilities. What others see as our calling may not be what God sees as our calling.
This verse comes right after the verses that say in Jeremiah 29 ” I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.“
Can I please ask everyone going through the process of recovery to take your time. ‘TIME’ is one of the most important ingredients in recovery. It is not a race and I am confident God in His wisdom is not calling all of us to immediate service. Take time, talk to Him, listen to Him, and get to know Him. In His time He will reveal to you what He is calling you to do and to be and He will equip you for the task,