What we see of an iceberg is typically only 10 percent of its actual size. The 90 percent that we don’t see is hidden beneath the surface of the water. This same scenario applies to all the struggles we face daily. We see denial, poor judgment, and lives spinning out of control. The fuel for the addiction is buried deep beneath the surface. Recovery through Christ gives us the strength, courage, and desire to dig deep and discover what’s really happening in our lives.
Co-dependency, much like addiction, also requires us to look deeper and investigate parts within us we never knew existed. In recovery, we discover what fuels our need for control, acceptance, and fixing others. On the surface, codependency often looks like normal behavior, and it is by the world’s standards. By the world’s standards, it is normal behavior. In recovery, we have learned that codependency is actually very unhealthy and keeps us from experiencing life to the full.
Recovery in Christ gives us an opportunity to experience something profound. We dive beneath the surface and discover truths about ourselves and Christ that we didn’t know existed. There are going to be times when digging deep is going to be messy. Restoration is messy business. Our hands are going to get dirty; but the alternative for us is to remain blind to our unhealthy circumstances, continuing to create the same situations while expecting different results. Christ is freeing us as we dig deeper and become people full of insight and wisdom.
Written by Jackall.