Insanity is a minority of one. When someone’s experience with reality is separate and distinct from those around them, that person is the minority. They feel and view the world around them in a way that contradicts how everyone else views and feels the world. In our struggle with compulsive behavior and in our relationship with Christ, this is a dangerous mindset.
Many of us have lived our lives at odds with reality. We fought the battles of extremism and self-righteousness. We lived in a way that was contradictory to God’s plan and His will for our lives and we suffered the consequences. Most often the consequence of living alone in our own reality was insanity.
In Christ-centered recovery, we learn that we cannot be the center of our own world. We give up dominion and allow Christ to be the real King. This process of restoration to reality is often uncomfortable and sometimes painful. The birth pains of reality are necessary for us to live a life of sanity and real obedience to God. We are no longer a minority of one and Christ restores us.
Written by Jackell