Without a true expression in word and deed of Christian humility, recovery is impossible. Before you pray to God, admitting fully of your moral shortcomings, and seeking His forgiveness and His guidance, you cannot hope to get better…but this alone is not enough!
Powerlessness, Not Passivity!
One of the biggest mistakes too many in the Christian recovery movement make is thinking that admitting to powerlessness over an addiction means resigning oneself to passivity to do anything about it.
You can’t just pray to God for guidance and think that this alone is enough. You must listen for His message, pray for it, read the bible…and then get out there and work it!
He will show you how to get better, and He will guide you through it, but He won’t do it for you, and if you don’t make the effort, nothing is going to change.
We are made in God's image to do Christian good works, that's what we're here for!
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
You've Got to Work the Steps for the Steps to Work!
Too many people sit passively in Christian recovery meetings for ages, never getting better, and never realizing why. Getting into meetings is a definite start to the recovery process, but just sitting through a daily session offers you little. Far more important is to take the message, pray for guidance, and get out and work the steps.
- Make your moral inventory and admit your failings to God…do it everyday and do it actively.
- Make amends, full honest amends to those you have wronged. Never wait for tomorrow what you can do today, and never wait for them to come to you!
- Work to help others see the light of Jesus and the Healing power of Christian Recovery.
- Do good works!
Get off your chair, get out there and work the steps…and if you do, they’re going to work for you. God wants you to get better, He will show you how, but He won’t do what you must do.
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