We must choose to live with a focus on God. We must daily remind ourselves that compared to knowing him and fighting at his side, nothing else matters. We must live as the warriors God created us to be.Perkins, B. (2011). Six battles every man must win: . . . and the ancient secrets you’ll need to succeed. Tyndale House Publishers.
True and authentic recovery from substance use, pornography, co-dependency, and other debilitating stumbling blocks require us to overcome our spiritual passivity. This is the foundation of all twelve-step programs. Coming to an end of ourselves and realizing we cannot manage our lives. The reliance on something greater than ourselves to help us. And, the reality we come to accept in letting go of our previous notions and surrender ourselves over to that which is greater than ourselves. Within the faith-based and Christian concept, this brings us to the end of ourselves and surrendering over to Christ.
In the Book of Mormon – Mosiah 7:33 – we have this promise:
But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.
In another passage in the Book of Mormon – Alma 22:15 – we have an example of what it means for us to surrender all that we have to desire and know God – through Jesus Christ:
And it came to pass that after Aaron had expounded these things unto him, the king said: What shall I do that I may have this eternal life of which thou hast spoken? Yea, what shall I do that I may be born of God, having this wicked spirit rooted out of my breast, and receive his Spirit, that I may be filled with joy, that I may not be cast off at the last day? Behold, said he, I will give up all that I possess, yea, I will forsake my kingdom, that I may receive this great joy.
Jesus Christ himself taught the disciples (and us) that we must:
- Seek after God’s Kingdom first (Matthew 6:33)
- Called to deny our natural way of life and lose it toward living a more spiritual and enriching life through Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:25)
- Take up our cross and follow Christ (Matthew 10:38 and 16:24-26)
Thus, recovery is a spiritual journey one makes to move forward with God to stand and face our giants. Fight our battles, and claim victory. It is how we overcome our spiritual passivity and become spiritual warriors. And, this takes great sacrifice. It requires us to walk in obedience. Submit to God’s divine and sovereign authority.
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2 thoughts on “Recovery requires to live as though nothing else matters”
Yes the new journey begins, on that very first day anyone turns to God in belief of risen Son Jesus. sealed to see over time what is done and when do, one decides to continue on or not
Ephesians 1:13, claims to us we are sealed from God on that very first day anyone turned to him in beleif.
Then if one, or since one does belief, one will seek out the truth over the error(s) of in this world. That are based in Emotion(s) leading them over stuff gone wrong in past, present and probably future too.
Those thoughts of: control us, everyone, is controlled by thought, thoughts that get stuck in us over stuff takes root and causes automatic responses to stuff. Triggers are formed in us, and at least I react to them so quickly, I had no time to think and responded abruptly
Maybe others too, I know this of me, in the walk God is teaching me, how to not think, and just trust him to lead. The key in that is whether or not one is willing for this to be, in them and work through them.
If this happens, then who gets ALL the credit but God himself, not being used as an excuse to sin against others
I have no excuse for anything I have done of on my own and even used God as my way to get my way.
I am in need to be led and controlled by God Father of in risen Son for me, Each person themselves are to decide this as truth or not
Then learn the truth of Ephesians 1:1-13 read it, ask Father to reveal it
That by him and Son as Won for you and all the world, from his view, thanks to Son, you and me are Accepted, forgiven and sealed in them as Won (One) for you to be and stand as new
Whether we die here on earth or not, matters not! Why
Because here or there we are the Lord’s in belief to his love for us in spite of our first born being, thanks to Adam and Eve in doubt back at the first Computer now called the Apple
One Byte then
Love you Brother as I see Father uses everything to bring home his sheep to see and be.
Love the enlightenment given you to see, past this world’s traps
A thing about what thought does is in Proverbs 23:1-7
Thanks Timothy, those that are willing to see, will see, Father seeks the willing, not the have to’s, should of, could of
Just plug in the word willing into biblegateway.com word search, and see and read all the verses that come up, it is amazing, and am glad you still not denying God through all the troubles happening
Love to you from Father and Son as Won for you and all the world, 1John 2:1-2,12
Thank you for the reminder to just trust God, no matter what
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