I’m afraid of heights, foul balls at a baseball game, and most Mexican restaurants.
What are you afraid of?
We all have our unique fears. And that’s okay. It’s what we do with those fears that matters. Canadian author and psychologist John White said, “True courage does not consist of the absence of fear, but in doing what God wants even when we are afraid, disturbed, and hurt.”
Let’s talk about a fear we don’t hear much about – the fear of recovery. For many of us, our addiction has become our most reliable friend. When we want it, it is always there. To live without our addiction and enter a whole new way of life is one of the scariest propositions some of us will ever face.
Recovery Step: May we emulate the courage of the early apostles. “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).