Fear is a great instructor. Carl Jung said, “Find out what a person fears most, and that is where he will develop next.”
Elizabeth Elliot offered great insight on fear: “Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.”
That is especially true of recovery. I see it all the time – a fear of relapse. And when we think our recovery is completely dependent on our own strength, abilities, and discipline, we open the door to fear. And fear will walk in every time.
Recovery Step: Pray with King David, “Know my anxious thoughts!” (Psalm 139:23). Then live your life in utter dependence on the only One who can cast out all fear.