No one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 3:11
Progression in recovery is dependent on where we build our foundations.
When I first came to recovery in 1987 I thought (wrongly) you completed the Twelve Steps once and you were done. But it’s a lifetime journey
Failing to build enduring foundations will lead to destruction.
Many people fail in the recovery process because they don’t plan not too. Addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful. I have experienced many examples, my own included of people entering recovery with the best of intentions without thinking what’s next?
I am no expert in recovery, nor am I a pastor or a teacher, but can tell you: unless you include God you are not going to make.
In the beginning I built my foundations on the saying “don’t take the first drink and you can’t get drunk!” Which is true but on its own can lead to, and did lead to for me an existence worse than drinking. Living with the lies and the shame with no possibility of moving forward.
In 1989, thankfully I found the Salvation Army Bridge Program. Jesus, my One True Higher Power, and the foundation of my life and recovery intervened and in 2023 I am here as an example of His saving grace and mercy.
What about You!
What, or who are your foundations of recovery?