A major task in our recoveries is learning what are our responsibilities and what are not our responsibilities. Some found the rooms of recovery because they wanted to help a loved one who was entering recovery. Once they started attending meetings and listened to things people were saying, they discovered their own need for healing.
There are those who came into recovery in order to help others. They too learned that in recovery there is no us and them. There is only us. We are all in recovery to heal from our own issues. None of us have gotten so well that we are no longer in recovery to receive healing. No matter how far we have traveled on the road to recovery, we are all the same at the foot of the cross.
We learn in recovery to take responsibility for the things that are ours. We begin to understand that almost everything is outside of our responsibility. Ultimately, we are only in charge of our own recoveries. We are only in control of how we choose to love, support, and encourage others who are also on this recovery journey. We have a charge toward our recovery groups for making sure that they are safe places for healing, and we have an accountability to Christ to be His hands and feet in this world. And we have a responsibility to Christ to be His hands and feet in this world. Recovery helps us to discern what are our responsibilities and what we are not.
Written by Jackell.