Did you see the movie, Titanic (1997)? You may remember that iconic scene when young Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, stands at the bow of the ship, spreads out his arms, and shouts, “I’m the king of the world!”
Most of us would never be so brash as to say that, but when we choose to live in our addiction rather than recovery, we are living that. When we chart our own route, paved with self-absorption and pleasure, we are shouting the same six words: “I’m the king of the world!”
Recovery begins where selfishness ends. It is when we recognize the true God of the universe that the healing begins. We must join the chorus of the apostle Paul, who proclaimed, “He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light” (1 Timothy 6:15-16).
Who is sitting on the throne of your heart? Answer that, and you’ll know a lot about the state of your recovery going forward.
Recovery Step: Invite God to his rightful place as your King and Lord.