Every so often, it is wise to review our five primary triggers for acting out. You can remember them with the acronym B.L.A.S.T. We tend to be at greatest risk for relapse when we are:
Don’t let your triggers stop you. The temptations and roadblocks to recovery can seem overwhelming. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, was helpful: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Recovery Step: God wants you to walk in confidence. Will you be triggered occasionally? Yes. But do your triggers need to control you? Absolutely not. Embrace the one who promised, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Do not let our hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).