Many of us have experienced that Christ does not reveal everything to us all at once. Because recovery is a process, Christ is revealing the things we need to address over time. As we grow in our recoveries, Christ shines a light on injuries we need to address. Christ is the ultimate counselor, who takes His time helping us uncover hidden areas of our lives.
Christ whispers to us in our comfort and shouts to us in our pain. We tend to gravitate towards comfort and away from the discomfort of pain. However, when we examine our lives, we see Christ more clearly in times of anguish. Christ reveals Himself to us and then shows us the things that stand in the way of our relationship with Him.
The longer we are in recovery, the more we see how our past played a part in influencing our behavior. Christ is freeing us from the bondage of who we once were. Over time, we see the importance of looking at what happened to us and how it still has an effect on us today. We are letting go of who we once were so that we can experience Christ more fully. We must decrease so that Christ can increase in us.
Written by Jackell.