Being fearless doesn’t always mean that we will be without fear. Fearless means that we will fear less. In recovery, many of us tremble at the notion of looking deep inside ourselves. We were once people who looked death in the face and acted impulsively to the point of endangering ourselves and others. Recovery demands we face ourselves and address the hard issues that have been causing us to stumble through life.
While looking into themselves, people are not afraid of what they will find inside. Most of us already suspect what we might find when searching ourselves. The fear that drives most people away from Christ-centered 12-step recovery is the possibility of looking into their souls and finding nothing there. Not only is this pride in reverse, but it’s also not realistic. We are never going to be an empty void. We are either going to be filled with Christ or filled with ourselves. The process of recovery is emptying ourselves, so that we can be full of Christ.
The fears that used to consume us, no longer have any power over us. We are finding that fear of insecurity, regarding people and finances, has lost its hold on us. We are now able to have meaningful relationships with others and to know that God is always going to provide everything we need. Fear has lost its grip on us. Each day, we step forward in God’s courage and soon realize we are fearless and fear less.
Written by Jackell