How many times have we waited until the last possible moment to admit defeat? God is patient, and He’s a gentleman. He will not enter unless He’s invited. So many times we resist admitting that we are defeated. Our nature is to try to make everything work out the way we want it to work out. The last thing any of us want to do is admit that something is bigger than we are.
Whatever we feed grows. If we give our attention to a problem we struggle with, we divert our attention away from God. Soon, that problem becomes our God, and we start worshiping it.
Many of us have lived years thinking we were in control and could manage perfectly well on our own. As everything was crashing down around us, we continued to try to make things turn out the way we wanted. In essence, the enemy whispers in one ear, “You can take care of this.” When things are falling apart in the worst possible way, he says in the other ear, “See, you really are worthless.”
In recovery, we have an obvious yet powerful tool, that defeats the enemy. That tool is admitting that we are powerless and that God has all power. With this humbling technique, we can allow God to be in charge and begin the process of restoration.
Written by Jackell