“Help, I need somebody. Not just anybody.”
– The Beatles, 1965
We all need help. And we all need somebody. But we also need to be the somebody whom somebody else needs. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Lock in on the word compassionate. Our purpose is to be compassionate, to help others in recovery.
The Bible warns, “Pity anyone who falls, and has no one to help him up” (Ecclesiastes 4:10).
One of the best ways to secure your own recovery is to help someone else secure theirs. So ask God to lead you to a person (same sex) in need, someone you can encourage in their recovery.
Recovery Step: You need somebody. And somebody needs you. Go to work.