Each of us has times of distraction in our lives. We lose focus from our recoveries and Jesus Christ. We see something shiny, and we gravitate towards it. Our attention is now on our new object of affection, and we slowly slide away from what’s important.
Being distracted from our recoveries in Christ is often a slow, gradual descent into darkness. It’s not the day-to-day problems, or even crises, that happen in our lives which take us away. It’s the distractions that slowly wear away at the focus on our relationships with Christ. Whenever we, being new to recovery, get involved in a romantic relationship, taking the focus away from Christ, recovery, and self-care, it’s called a “relationslip.” We get distracted by others and their brokenness. We allow people to live “rent-free” in our heads. We get distracted by the world and slowly get pulled away from the light.
Christ always gives us a way back to Him out of our distractions. In recovery, it’s important to have a relapse prevention plan. The enemy is constantly on the prowl for those who wander away from the safety of their recovery groups. We must remember that Christ brought us to recovery for a reason. When we get distracted away from His purpose for us, we become an easy target, and our recoveries are at risk. Recovery in Christ is learning how to be watchful and not get distracted from our lives with Christ.
Written by Jackell