Before coming into Christ-centered recovery, many of us were very dull blades. We were dull because we were never sharpened. Our pride and mistrust of others kept us from being held accountable. We isolated and avoided relationships with people who could help us grow and mature.
When we entered recovery, we discovered the need to be accountable to others. At times, we can be our own worst enemies. There are destructive patterns of behavior and irrational thinking that are difficult for us to identify on our own. We need others to help us see the things that could cause us problems or even trigger us to slide backward in our recoveries.
We are being sharpened each day that we are in Christ-centered recovery. The process of being sharpened is causing us to reflect the love of Christ toward others. We are also learning how to ward off attacks from the enemy. We are no longer dull and lackluster, instead shining brightly into the darkness of this world. Christ shows us how to be sharper through those who mentor us, how to sharpen those we mentor. We are becoming as strong as iron, sharpened into stronger disciples of Christ.
Written by Jackell.