Psalm 143: 3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Imagine having a child and being a witness to suffering that doesn’t cease. Would your instinct be to provide immediate rescue? Well, what if I told you that God is your heavenly Father, you are his child, and he is waiting on you to call upon his name for help? Would you call on him?
God’s purpose for your recovery process is connect with you through an intimate relationship because he is the source of the healing that you’re desperate for. His desire is for you to align your actions and decisions according to his will for your life.
God’s will. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If you’re going through the motions of your recovery program, it’s because you need help and you recognize that you haven’t made good decisions. Recovery is an opportunity to do things differently and learn to make wise decisions to live a good life.
God’s will for you includes abundance and joy, but to tap into the purposeful plans that he has for you, you must submit to his will. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
You belong. You are a pre-meditated miracle designed with a purpose that involves helping others. However, I understand that it’s difficult to visualize life after sobriety. It’s hard to imagine helping others when you haven’t been able to help yourself. It’s hard to believe that you deserve better. It might be a struggle to believe that you are loved, wanted, and belong in the covenant of God’s love.
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
As lonely as this world is, you are not alone. God will never leave you nor forsake you. He is always waiting for you with open arms despite of your shortcomings and failures. In him, you have complete and free forgiveness. There is nothing that you can do or not do that will separate you from his love.
Faith-based resources. Our faith-based recovery program known as the Genesis Process is your greatest resource placed by God in your life as a tool to walk towards a better life. As you work hard and overcome addiction, prayer is considered a useful tool that connects you to wisdom and reflection. Where can I find God’s guidance? By studying the Bible and staying committed to your recovery program. Never forget that God uses others to sharpen us.
Discover your purpose. Addictions cloud our judgment as well as our sense of meaning and purpose. It’s like a fog that hinders your ability to see what’s ahead; your future. Once the haze of uncertainty and the emotional numbness begins to dissipate through recovery, it’s necessary to paint a picture of the future you want to create for yourself.
Shift the focus. Think back on your past. Was there ever a moment that you found yourself involved in an activity you found meaningful? Was there ever a time where you felt connected to a job or position that gave you purpose?
Dig deeper. Think about your gifts and talents. Connect to that inner creative in you. One of the most exciting moments of your life is when you begin to connect to that part of you that wants more out of the mundane.
You’ll notice that the better you feel, the more your instincts will pull you towards being of service to others, specifically people that suffer from addiction and other emotional issues. You’ll also notice that with clarity comes the will to dream again; to achieve.
Think outside the box. We are living in an era where you can make your passion or your hobby into a source of income. We are living in times where education is more accessible than ever through online courses. Today, I encourage you to dream again. There is purpose in you that has not yet been unleashed, and I’m here to help you recover to the best version of yourself so that you may bear fruit. We all deserve a second chance, and God wants to give you a future that holds abundance in every area of your life.
Soar like an eagle. Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
God’s promise for you is that as you face many waiting rooms in your addiction recovery process, don’t give up, just wait in the Lord. Go through the pain and confront your anxieties. Keep moving forward no matter how many times you fall off track and relapse. Stand committed, for the word of God says that those who wait will be strengthened, they will possess endurance, and they will soar like eagles. This is a promise with the condition to persist in your journey.
It’s time to envision your victories despite of your defeats. It’s time to soar and be made free.