One of the greatest gifts that God has given us is the gift of fellowship with one another. Our recovery communities help us to be accountable and to also hold others accountable. Many of us were wounded in private, and our healing now comes in the bright light of community. God’s desire for us is to live together, to grow together in grace and love.
Many of us grew up in families that kept secrets. The secrets of our families caused at least a part of our lives to become unmanageable. We had difficulty forming relationships because of our inability to be honest with ourselves and others. We had become as sick as our secrets.
Recovery affords us the opportunity to step out of the sickness of secrecy through our willingness to be held accountable. In order to have accountability, we must first be honest about everything. No more secrets, and no more hiding our pain. We were wounded in secrecy, and now we find healing in our relationships with other Believers and Christ. Our willingness to be held accountable is where we will find freedom from the chains of secrecy and shame.
Written by Jackell.