WE HUMBLY ASKED HIM TO REMOVE OUR SHORTCOMINGS
Consider this: Your relationship with Jesus is on track and everything you do will work out because He is in control.
Ask yourself: Who are the important people in your recovery journey?
Luke 18:9 Jesus told a story to some people who were sure they were right with God. They looked down on everybody else.
Recovery is never an isolated experience. It involves God and it involves other people. The Bible tells us in Matthew 22 the greatest commandment is to love God and the second which is just as important is to love others.
I have a confession to make: When I was deep amid my addictions and compulsions I didn’t care about anyone else. I was selfish and self-centered. Other people were not important to me unless they could do something to improve my life. I was a manipulator and 9 times out of ten ended up getting my own way. Even when I first came to recovery in 1987 I set the rules on what I would and would not do to gratify my own ego. You know that ego stands for Edging God Out. And as a result of feeding my EGO, I was unsuccessful in my pursuit of a lasting, growing, life-changing recovery.
Through faith-based recovery, I discovered the importance of other people in my life. I would not be here today if not for the people who prayed for me, cared for me, and mentored me in what it means to live a God-guided life. They made me take an honest look at myself and do what I needed to do to become a better me. Today I am thankful for their patience in me and faith that God eventually convince me to replace my EGO with obedience to Him