We sometimes hear people in our recovery meetings say that their worst day in recovery was better than their best day before recovery. It’s always very good to see the growth that we have experienced in recovery. Looking back at our past lives we see how we were going through life without purpose or direction. Christ has changed the course of our lives and has given us direction. All we had to do was surrender to His will and let go of our failed attempts at running our lives.
When we look at our new lives in recovery, we see change happening daily. We don’t react to situations the same way we did before recovery. We are letting go of the need to control and allowing Christ to be in control. We find ourselves enjoying life, even when life is difficult. Fear is being replaced with faith. Our attitudes are changing, and we see that we are not the same person who walked through the doors of recovery for the first time.
Christ has overcome this world and, because of that, we can be at peace in knowing He is helping us to overcome this world as well. There will be difficulties in this life. Each of us is going to go through painful situations. Christ never said to believe in Him, and we will never struggle. As we experience each opportunity for growth that comes through our struggles, we understand what we are going through is not going to last forever. The temporary soon gives way to the glory of the eternal.
Written by Jackell