There is a monster living in each of us. This monster is our sin nature. We feed the monster each time we act on our compulsive behaviors, gossip, manipulate, put on a mask, or try to take control. Our monsters are ravenous. Their appetites are never quenched. Feeding our monsters causes them to devour everything we ever loved.
Stepping into the light of Christ is our monster repellant. We need to talk about our monsters and not let them hide in dark and lowly places. The stench of our monsters is nauseating to us in the presence of Christ. In Christ, we begin to separate ourselves from our monsters. We are not our monsters.
Christ-centered recovery is not about taming our monsters or about sin management. Recovery is a process. Because it’s a process, we sometimes have to look into scary places to find where our monsters are lurking. We confront our monsters boldly. They have no more power over us. It was our fear and hurt that they fed on all those years. Now our monsters are no longer monsters. They are now part of our testimony of Christ’s work in our lives.
Written by Jackell