Recovery is a lifelong process. God brought us into recovery for a reason and not a season. God doesn’t tell us we need to do something and then change His mind later. God has us travel this route of recovery for reasons other than just to find healing and restoration. God brought us into recovery because it’s the perfect vehicle to serve and glorify Him. At some point in our recovery development, we lose interest in selfish things and start being God-focused. Becoming God-focused is a path that we should travel until we go home to Jesus.
Recovery is the process of sanctification, using Christ’s teachings while being held accountable by others who are on the same journey. The practice of recovery takes us to places inside ourselves we never knew existed. God wants to shine a bright light on every dark place in our hearts. We find that the more we discover about ourselves, the more we realize the need to go even deeper in searching for hidden hurts that keep us from experiencing life to the fullest, enjoying deeper relationships with Christ.
There are no quick fixes. God is going to take us on amazing journeys that are going to last the rest of our lives. Our hurts served a purpose in motivating us to walk through those doors for help and healing. Now, our hurts are guiding us to deeper levels of discovery. We are not surface people. Being superficial is not a luxury any of us can afford. The process of recovery through Christ is one of growth and maturity. Each day we move deeper into finding the hidden things that have been locked away. Christ is our key to unlocking God’s huge plan for our lives and facilitates seeing the process more clearly.
Written by Jackell.