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 who had been an invalid for 38 years, Jesus was willing to heal completely. Jesus told the man to pickup his bed and walk. He had to do what he was unable in himself to do. But, looking to Jesus he realized that if he responded by preparing himself by faith to stand, that Jesus would do what needed to be done in order for him to walk.

Whatever the issue controlling your life, the same kind of faith must be used for you to receive your freedom.  Step out in faith, and believe that Jesus will do for you what needs to be done to restore you to wholeness in Christ.

Once Jesus came down off a mountain and found some of His disciples in the midst of a large crowd, having a discussion about why they could not cast a demon out of a boy. The boys father seeing Jesus asks; “If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” Jesus replied; “if you can? Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”  (Mark 9:14-24)

Like that father we can sometimes have doubts. Will Jesus help me?  Does He even want to help me?  Jesus made a way even in our doubt.  We can bring to Him even our unbelief.  “Help me overcome my unbelief”

Step two is a step of hope!  We come to know (believe) that our Creator, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will restore us to wholeness in Christ.  That’s a powerful promise in our lives.

 

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