Moment of Testing

Read this today in the recovery devotional:

“It is in the moment of testing that we come to know our inner strength. There is no way to know what we will do at that moment of truth. Some of us have survived these moments. Some have fallen before them. There is no preparation but to find faith in God and to serve others in their need.”

I need to have more of this kind of humility and respect for the power of addiction in my own life. It is not something to be overconfident in. We must not flippantly believe we can be lax in our recovery work and still survive. We must constantly be working to prepare for these “moments of testing” through doing the work of recovery: journalling, fellowship, creating/revising our relapse prevention plan, identifying holes in our belief structure that make us vulnurable, meditating on the reality that God gives us in his word.

Doing this work of recovery is the work of “finding faith in God” and strengthening it.

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4 thoughts on “Moment of Testing”

  1. Bro,

    I love this comment you posted. We cannot take it for granted that we are in a good place. It takes dialy work to get real recovery. Ted Roberts says in chapter one or in chapter two that sometimes we think change will just happen to us; we are not always prpared to do the hard work required. Maybe we just “forget”.

    I want to encourage my brothers: I have done the daily work and it is definately well worth it.

    Julian

  2. I just want to encourage you guys by saying our inner strength will begin to develop through our failures.

    Abraham Lincoln failed, Michael Jordan Failed, and the list goes on. What they did do was WORK through those failures and allowed it to build character in them, which eventually led to greatness.

    Patience is the key in our journey to freedom. Sometimes I wonder who I’m fighting more…

    The enemy or myself?

    scott

  3. Thank you!! So far this program is doing wonders for me. Thank you for such wonderful help…… I came accross this program looking up sexual addiction on wikipidia…. I will continue to let you know how I am doing. I scored a 23 on the test so I know I need this. God and the Holy Spirit continue to provide me with answers.

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