Recovery is for everybody.. but it is not easy. We all have addictions of some sort. "We are powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable." We think we're OK but the truth is, we all need help in order to become the people that we were made to be. The question is, do we recognize and accept the FACT that we are powerless without GOD, without CHRIST at the center of our lives?
This is not about religion. Admit it, we all know there is a God out there. Not all of us just want to believe that Truth; somehow most of us would say we actually know Him.
When we say we know Him, how well do we really know Him? Do we know Him personally to know exactly what pleases Him and what doesn't? When we say we love Him, do we live our lives in a way that reflects His unconditional love, His mercy, His grace? How much time in our 24hours in a day do we spend getting to know Him, conversing with Him, or even consulting Him for the decisions we have to make? Is He even part of our plans for today? This week? Next week? Next month? Next year?
When we know for certain that it is Him who is tugging at our hearts, what steps do we take? Do we just pretend as if nothing's happening, that we don't - in the least - even feel the slightest tinge of 'conscience' telling us to go the other way instead of the way we 'badly' want to pursue?
We all have addictions of some sort that hinder us from becoming the people that God has designed us to be and from doing the exact purpose He has sent us on earth for. It is only when we accept that there is indeed a problem that needs to be solved, a sickness that needs to be cured, a hurt that has to be healed, a habit that has to be stopped or a hang-up that needs to be thrown away - that recovery can begin.
I have taken that initial step.
And I know - and believe - I will just keep getting better.