“Anything I place in front of my recovery I will lose anyway.”
How about this statement instead: “Anything I place in front of Christ I will lose anyway.”
Recovery or Christ? Is recovery the god of the person who made the first statement above? Maybe. Recovery is certainly the most important “thing” in the person’s life! Our goal must not ONLY be to stay clean and sober (recovery) but our goal must be to glorify God with our lives and to live for Him alone!
You may be thinking I am splitting hairs over this but it’s important and an important distinction. The biblical word is transformation anyway – not recovery! God wants more than just recovery; He wants a transformation for the person struggling with an addiction. Praise God!
-Mark (wanting more than just sobriety; wanting to know Christ more deeply and wanting to glorify His Name!)