When we are diligent about our recoveries and our relationships with Christ, we are going to experience life in ways we never imagined possible. Growing relationships don’t happen by accident. Our relationships with Christ grow through being intentional and committed. Setting aside time each day to diligently study God’s word is essential in our ongoing recoveries and walks with Christ. We cannot know Christ if we are not willing to set aside time to spend with Him.
We also must be painstakingly deliberate about our recoveries. Becoming complacent in our recoveries happens too easily to many of us. Our lives become better than they were, and we lose the desperation that motivated us to grow early in our recoveries. We stop being diligent, allowing our recoveries and relationships with Christ to slide. When we exchange our desperation from fear to desperation for Christ, we experience growth and change.
Recovery teaches us to stop seeking the approval of others and to seek God’s approval. We learn to stop doing things for worldly gain and seek only the will of God. Placing the opinions of others above doing God’s will causes our lives to become unmanageable. Recovery is teaching us to seek God’s will in everything we do. When we are diligent in our relationships with Christ, we stop seeking worldly approval. We are no longer ashamed of who we are.
Written by Jackell