1 Peter 2:20 If you’re treated badly for good behavior and continue in spite of it to be a good servant, that is what counts with God.
People expected me to fail. Some are probably still waiting for the day when it all comes crashing down. Not their fault! When I first entered recovery in 1987 I made a lot of the right noises and one the faith and respect of people just to let them down when I relapsed.
Relapse taught me things about myself I would never have learned without it. I am not suggesting people relapse. But for me, it helped me to build a better character by understanding the need for rigorous honesty. It helped me to mature because all I had done previously was abstain from alcohol and drugs.
Recovery requires a change of character that can only be obtained through a relationship with Jesus.
- Are you ready to take full responsibility for your own maturity?
Prayer: God help me today to grow up spiritually.