Lesson #1: DENIAL
“Since we have such a huge crowd of men of faith watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 (TLB)
This week we begin our journey on the road to recovery together. We begin with Principle 1 (below), where we first admit that we are powerless to control our urge to do the wrong thing, even when we want to do what is right. As we set out on this path, we immediately face two potential obstacles: 1. Allowing past failures to prevent us from taking the next step & 2. Fear of the future and what it may hold for us.
In Hebrews 12:1, we are encouraged to disregard and remove anything from our path that might hold us back from walking the path that God has laid out for us. At Celebrate Recovery, we seek to hold one another accountable to doing just that–pushing aside the things (past hurts, harmful habits, unhealthy fears, etc.) that might keep us from seeking and attaining victory over obstacles in our lives. Join us this week as we discuss some healthy coping skills to combat these obstacles to our recovery.
Principle 1: Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless to our addictions and compulsive behaviors and that our lives had become unmanageable.
“I know that nothing good lives in me; that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18
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