In his classic book, The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all who wander are lost.”
Let’s talk about purpose. Sometimes, we must wander until we find it. And finding that purpose is critical for addiction recovery.
In his best-selling book Unwanted, Jay Stringer concludes, “In the research I completed for my book, I found that when a person lacked a clear sense of purpose, they were seven times more likely to increase the amount of porn they watched. It’s crucial to understand that a lack of purpose drives us to porn. Many people attempt to stop using porn but do little to transform what drives them to it.”
Let me offer a few suggestions to you, my fellow wanderers, who are seeking to nail down God’s purpose for your life.
- Go to God in prayer – daily.
- Dig into God’s Word – deeply.
- Determine your gifts – immediately.
- Chase your dreams – passionately.
- Include others – intentionally.
- Go on personal retreats – often.
- Trust God – completely.
Recovery Step: May we claim the prayer of King David, who said, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me” (Psalm 57:2).