I’m going to say something I don’t think I ever said as a pastor.
Quit serving God and start seeking God!
If we were honest, most of us would define ourselves as human doings, rather than human beings. The first thing we ask a new friend is, “What do you do?” We measure our worth by our accomplishments. That’s why we spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t like.
We measure our spiritual lives the same way. And even our recovery. Oswald Chambers offered sage counsel: “The greatest competitor of devotion for Jesus is service for him.”
To the church, Jesus offered this word of rebuke: “You have forsaken the love you had at first” (Revelation 2:4). He didn’t say they weren’t doing enough, working enough, or serving enough. Their problem was that they weren’t loving enough.
Recovery Step: If you are ready to see your recovery take off, seek God first, and serve him second.