If we think our recovery and healing is ours alone, we have neither recovered nor been healed. When we believe our recovery and healing is to be lived to help others, we are recovering and healed already. There is only one choice to make and this choice never changes. We face it day in and day out, minute by minute, with every breath we take. Who owns us? Who will we live for? Will we live for God and others or die in addiction and shame? But, healing and serving others is not the end, it is just the start. All too easily, we compartmentalize our lives, gaining ground in some ways and losing ground in others, but it is our lives as a whole that really matters. We must be willing to give the whole of our lives to God the best we can or our life as a whole will not be His at all.
Carrying a hope-filled message to people who suffer insures that we continue our growth in sexual integrity and recovery. It is impossible for us to live our lives in true service to God and others unless we are willing to die to our own addicted agendas every day, one day at a time. We must be willing to do what others have done for us, to turn our lives inside out where they can be useful to someone else. We must be willing to do all that we can do every day, one day at a time, to insure that we are cleansed and healed deeply, so someone else can come to us in their time of need and find answers to their questions and be guided into their own personal experience with Jesus Christ through us.
This is an excerpt from WHEN LOST MEN COME HOME, not for men only
~ Copyright David Zailer, 2011