Our God appears as a gifted musician who returns to the stage to provide encores to His original compositions each time He answers new prayers. We are moved and amazed by His extraordinary ability to do what we thought was impossible as He leaves us in complete awe with even greater performances. Our God is the God of second, third, and fourth chances. Our God is the maestro of allowing us our encores.
Many of us have entered into recovery thinking that our lives are over. We’ve said to ourselves, “This is it. My life is over and I will never be whole.” God wants to write new notes in the symphonies that are our lives. However, this isn’t a place where we are following the sheets of music in front of us. The tragedies of our lives have been played out, and it’s time for us to come alive and no longer hide behind our instruments. We have to stop playing just to hear the noise and start performing the music God has always intended for us.
Recovery helps us to recognize when God is giving us an encore. Instead of us continuing to be the conductors of our own concerts, recovery teaches us how to let God be in charge and give all the glory to him for creating the masterpieces of our lives. We no longer play the music the way others want us to but, instead, play the way God wants us to. In recovery, we allow God to be the maestro He has always been and we are here to experience being a part of His beautiful score.