Principle II: Understand Biblical Truths About God’s Will
I understand my recovery in the bigger picture of how God is redeeming the world.
Understanding God’s will for you can be a difficult task to complete. Some may never figure out God’s will for them. We also can’t pretend to know what God’s will is for someone else. This is why we need to focus on us and what He may be telling us to do. It’s all about perspective and seeing the big picture.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
God does not reveal His entire will for us. If He did, we would no longer rely on Him. Instead he nudges us in different directions from time to time to bring us closer to fruition. What may seem like completely random, actually has a greater purpose and will all come together when He chooses. It is our duty as followers of Christ to submit to God and trust His plan for us, even though we have no clue where it is leading us to.
In our journey in recovery, we were brought here by God’s will. He has destined us to be in the very spot we are right now in our lives. We can speculate all we want about the future God has planned for us, but in doing so, we are disregarding what He has us doing right now, in this very moment. We aren’t allowing ourselves to submit fully to Him and trust Him with all are heart. Basically slapping Him in the face. We also have to understand that if we relapse, God has it planned. We can also speculate as to why He had this planned for us, but it would also be pointless. We must live in the moment and trust God’s will for us.
I personally feel as though I have been brought to this very place to share the Word, help other alcoholics through my story, and comfort others who may be dealing with being a gay Christian. But I also understand that God could change that all tomorrow.