Most of us enter recovery to get some relief from the pain that had ruled our lives. Our hurts, habits, and hang-ups fueled our need to make changes in our lives. So coming into recovery, we believed that once we got rid of the things that drove us into recovery, our lives would be great. When we compare the worst day of our recovery with the best day of our addiction, our lives do look much better. However, recovery is not just about stopping a behavior or way of thinking. Recovery is about going deep with Christ and finding new areas of growth.
We need a nudge to get us moving in the right dirrection. We need people around us who will keep us focused and engaged in the recovery process. We need a community of Believers who are not satisfied with the status quo. Recovery was never about getting what we wanted and then kicking back and saying “I got mine, so everything is okay.” Recovery is about going deep so that we can then go wide. We move from our comfort zone of the shallow end of the pool to deeper waters.
We realize the things that brought us into recovery are not the real reason why we needed recovery. We needed to stop living a shallow life. Recovery is meant to be enjoyed in deep waters. We are gradually moving away from naïveté and shallowness to being willing to face fear and pain head on. We are now trusting Christ to move us away from shallowness and into deep waters. Christ will always be with us as we live our lives with him there in deep waters.
Written by Jackell