Men of Redemption

Restoring a Life of Purity – One Day at a Time

Recovery Tip For This Week!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 17, 2016

Road_RecoveryThis week’s tip . . . .

 

 

LET GO OF THE LIES!

Alright. So you’re consistent in all that you’re doing in your recovery; your devotional life is happening daily; prayer life is growing; and you’re reading the Word of God daily; you’ve maintained consistent accountability and you’re involved in a support group that’s really providing the encouragement that you need. Okay, everything sounds really good. To all of your friends and your support team everything looks and appears that you’re successful in all that you’re doing. Now, make sure that there are no lies involved in your recovery. Trust me, its easy to tell people, show others that all is well in what we’re doing in and for our recovery. But we know, and God knows the real. We want to be honest and sincere in our intentions without allowing the enemy to come in and add deception, false pretenses to our efforts, and a lot of times with us not even knowing it. We can get so happy with our results, our progress, and think “Wow, my recovery is going better than I thought!” We get complacent, comfortable, thinking, and even believing that nothing could go wrong now that I have all this in place. Wrong!! This is the time when we really need to stay focused and watch out for the enemy’s tricks and devices to get us to believe that. Having accountability and being transparent in all aspects of our recovery will enhance the truthfulness and honesty in all of our efforts. There is no room for lying or deceiving anyone in our recovery. We only hurt ourselves and disappoint God with this behavior, resulting in consequences that we bring upon ourselves.  Eradicating the lies from our lives will keep our recoveries pure and intentional, give those who are supporting us a clear and concise observation of our purpose. Those of us who are married, we are letting our spouses know we want, and desire to be truthful, some of us for the first time in a long time. And to my single brothas and sistas, you would be letting those whom you would like a future relationship with know that you desire to be honest and true as well. But let you life and your walk display your true intentions because that’s what others want to see in us. So let the lies go, and allow God to manifest the fruit that comes from an honest and transparent life.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”  –  GALATIANS  5:22-26

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