March 30 Grown Up Conversations

The Road to Recovery

Recovery is an ongoing process for everyone. Sometimes you’ve got to do what you have to do to get you where you want to be. There’s no shame in beginning again. This time you start with the foundation of all the lessons you have learned along the way. Procrastination is not your friend.

To begin the recovery process, we must first accept that when things go wrong is not the end of life but the peak of your story. When things go wrong as they often do it will either force you into survival mode or you may choose to run away and hide.

We fall. We fail. We cry. We rise. We heal. We win. We forgive. We accept heartbreaks. And the struggle daily continues.

We don’t have control over what life throws at us. Everyone’s journey is different. The anxiety of stepping into unplanned situations creates unease but we must remain vigilant depending on God to keep a hedge of protection around us. We are on the road to recovery so no more tit-for-tat stuff. It’s not going to get us anywhere. Forgive those who have wronged you and sincerely pray for them.

As human, we want revenge, and we don’t naturally think about praying for our enemies. However, Jesus commanded us to pray for those who say all manner of evil against us. To be honest, I do not understand all of God’s ways, but I know simple obedience always brings blessings.

When we pray for others, we walk away from fights and the feeling of compassion increases towards the person. We become more at peace with ourselves.

On the road to recovery, it’s funny that we all will say, ‘I got here with tears in my eyes.’

We are all healing from things our hearts can’t explain. We will make our way to Jesus even if we stumble through the tears and the pain. Tears are unspoken words that only Jesus can understand. Don’t allow pain to limit your potential.

Exodus 23 tells us not to repeat malicious gossip. Don’t join the messy conversation and don’t go along with the crowd in doing evil. Don’t mess up your testimony just to please the crowd. If you find your enemy’s ox or donkey loose, take it back to him. If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, don’t walk off and leave it. Help it up.

Stay clear of negative chatter. God sends His Angel ahead of you to guard you and to lead you to the place that He has predestined for you. Walk in obedience and God will be an enemy to your enemies and will fight those who fight you.

Live for God and obey Him and He will bless your food and your water. He will get rid of the sickness among you, and you will eat the good of the land. God will make sure you live full and complete lives.

As I close, remember there’s a healing element when we do things God’s way. Walk in obedience and pray for your enemies. Something good is going to happen when you trust and obey.

PRAYER TIME: Father, as we obey you, you promise to bless our bread and water, and take sickness away from us. In Jesus Name, Amen

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