They always tell you to not make any major life decisions in the first year of sobriety. Well, I think I failed at that a million times during my first year, and it is good, and I’ll tell you why.
When we go sober we are encouraged to drop many of the bad influences in our lives. Whether it be people, places, or certain routines/habits we have in our lives. To do that, a lot of times we have to make major life choices that put us on our path through sobriety and a closer relationship with God.
During my first year of sobriety I decided to get a tattoo commemorating my sobriety, started a very personal and candid blog about my path through sobriety, got engaged, moved to a new state, cut out many negative forces in my life that I allowed to control my life (people certain situations I was putting myself in, and more), and started my own business. Those are just a few of the major life choices I made during that first year, which is still fresh since it was just in September of this year.
I needed to make those changes to be a better person and to grow in my sobriety. Sometimes we need to make those hard decisions that change our lives forever and for the better. Don’t be afraid of big changes if they put you in the right direction. God is in control of this car and you are a passenger along for the ride. He sets us on the path He wants us to go down and he helps us make the right decisions according to that plan. Where we sometimes run into trouble is when the devil comes into play and tries to throw us off of our game and away from God.
We must keep God first, us second, and everyone else after that, and to not give the devil the time of day to ruin up what’s between you and God. Trust in God, because he has your best interest in mind and uses life’s circumstances as training for what He ultimately has planned for us.
Two really good scriptures come to mind when I think about the big decisions and the minor ones:
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.[/text_output]
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.[/text_output]
There are so many good scriptures that can attest to this topic, and I encourage you to find other ones in the Bible.
Do you have a scripture related to making big decisions and following God’s little nudges? I would love to read them. Share them in the comments if you want.