We need to remain vigilant in our recoveries and in our recovery groups. The enemy is lurking and waiting to snare us in his traps. We cannot afford to be naïve and think that everyone who enters our recovery groups has the best of intentions. As Christians, we are called to love and to offer grace to everyone seeking hope and healing. There will always be those who attempt to take advantage of others by using our recovery groups as places to prey on the vulnerable, but we must remain wary to protect people who cannot protect themselves.
Without warning, the enemy can creep into our sanctuaries of hope and cause great damage. We must be alert and aware of the potential danger that is around us. We are a huge target for the enemy because he wants us to never experience hope, healing, and grace. The enemy will attack and do everything he can to destroy what God has given us.
Remember, what lives in the dark dies in the light. In recovery, we need to be open about the dangers that threaten each of us and our recovery meetings. We need to be fierce in God’s love and talk openly about individuals who prey on those who are not yet strong in their recoveries. We are the light that shines brightly into hearts that are dark and sickened with sin. Each of us must stand our ground against the evil that wants nothing more than to destroy us every single moment of the day. We have to stand firm with each other, in unity and in prayer, to keep our differences from dividing us. God is with us, and we are already victorious against the evil that wants to destroy the hope of recovery in Christ.
Written by Jackell.