In recovery, we are given a basic suggestion of keeping everything simple. As people who struggle with addictions and compulsions, we tend to make things complicated. We overthink situations, what we did or didn’t do, or what we said or didn’t say. Recovery teaches us how to stop over analyzing everything and to keep our lives simple.
Our solutions for quieting the thoughts racing in our heads stopped working long before we came to recovery. Recovery teaches us how to stop being so critical with ourselves and others. We spend time with God in the quiet meditation of His Word. Healing comes from our time spent with God. We stop focusing on what we cannot control and begin to surrender our struggles over to the care of God. It’s in quiet contemplation of God’s word that we experience the simplicity of God’s intention for our lives.
God has wonderful plans for our lives. We are called to do amazing things for the glory of God. At the same time, God desires for us to do the simple things in life. We are to love and care for those He has placed in our lives. We are to show kindness and mercy to those who hurt us. We are to be gentle and caring for those who are going through difficult times. Recovery is a very simple way of living, designed for those of us who tend to make things complicated. We experience the power of simplicity through our relationships with God.
Written by Jackell.