The Bible says “I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing: make something of me.” Psalms 40:17 When we first arrive a rock-bottom we feel pretty worthless and can relate to the verse above. But the first step to beginning the recovery process is admitting the mess we are in. Usually mess that has been created by our own bad attitudes, beliefs, and choices.
Recovery is a process of clearing up the self-created mess so we can change our lives with Jesus help. Psalms 79:9 says You’re famous for helping; God, give us a break. Your reputation is on the line. Pull us out of this mess, forgive us our sins– do what you’re famous for doing! Committing to following through on the Twelve Steps, and allowing Jesus to do His will in our lives until completion is the biggest decision any of us make in recovery.
Psalms 13:1 Lord, how long must I wait? Will you forget me forever? How long will you turn your face away from me?
It takes time to settle into the new routine of ‘Daily Recovery Life’ For so long our lives have just been a mess, no routine, and no support.
One of the big reasons for bale out in recovery is ‘impatience’ People don’t wait around long enough for the miracle to happen.
Be encouraged! God has not forgotten you and He has not brought you this far to leave you where you are.
As you move forward in the recovery process God is going to be calling on you more and more. For now, just enjoy the journey.
- Do you feel you have progressed in the recovery process?
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God brought me back from a messy past. To stay away from it I need to Depend On God.
Psalms 40:2 He lifted me out of the ditch,pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip.