A man was surprised with a gift that was dropped off in his driveway – a brand new car. He was so excited that he cleaned the car daily, vacuumed the carpet faithfully, and waxed the car meticulously. The only thing he didn’t do was drive the car.
He loved to tell his friends about his new car, but he walked everywhere he went. People came from miles around to look at his beautiful new car, stored in the safety of his garage. That’s great, but that’s not what cars are for.
Many of us have celebrated this shiny thing called grace. We embrace the blessings of forgiveness. But recovery isn’t about celebrating this gift, but “driving” it.
Be thankful for your recovery – thankful enough to activate it. Use your recovery to help others and to bring God the glory.
Recovery Step: The Bible warns us, “If you don’t do what you know is right, you have sinned” (James 4:17). Treat recovery as a verb, not a noun. Put it to good use.