God wants you to experience joy, abundant life, and outrageous blessings. But what does that look like, exactly?
Jesus warned, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in an abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15).
Rick Warren said it so well in The Purpose Driven Life. “It is a fatal mistake to assume that God’s goal for your life is material prosperity or popular success, as the world defines it. The abundant life has nothing to do with material abundance, and faithfulness to God does not guarantee success in a career or even ministry. Never focus on temporary crowns.”
In addiction we trade what we want most (sobriety) for what we want now (pleasure). Now, here’s the great news. You can have both! If you live a life of sobriety, God will fill you with his peace and joy now.
Recovery Step: C.S. Lewis said, “We are too easily pleased.” Aim high. Don’t settle. Trade what you want now for what you want most.