STEP TWO

12 STEPS TOWARD WHOLENESS

STEP TWO: “We believe that our Creator, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, can restore us to wholeness in Christ.”

Everyone faces a different struggle in life. You may find your life is being controlled by emotions, anger, depression, fear, anxiety, loneliness; or by habits and addictions; bad relationships, gambling, smoking, pornography, drugs or alcohol. All these and many more have crippled and enabled so many of us to the point that life is no longer a blessing.

God CAN change and restore your life. God WANTS to care for you, He loves you and desires for you to enjoy life and all creation. God WILL complete the work He has begun in you. When you release yourself into God’s care, He is faithful and He will bring total and complete healing, restoration and a brand new life.

STEP TWO: “We believe that our Creator, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, can restore us to wholeness in Christ.”

Jesus said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”  Luke 18:27

Coming to the place where we admit there is a problem in our lives and realizing that we are powerless in ourselves to overcome, can leave some feeling helpless. Powerless and helpless are two totally different concepts when it comes to both recovery and Christianity.

Let’s look at a new definition for the recovery process:

Recovery is the process of becoming the men and women God had in mind when He created us.

God wants to completely restore us.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

In the Bible there is a story in John chapter 5 of a man who had been an invalid for 38 years. When Jesus saw this man, He asked him a very pointed question, “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6). Jesus knew that the man had gotten comfortable in his illness. After many years he had given up trying to be healed and accepted his life as it was. We can also, get caught in the bondage of our life; our issues or addictions can become a comfort zone that we fear to leave, because change can be painful. We don’t like where we are, but we are afraid to believe we can change.

For the man

 

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