What Peter says next is a very, very important qualification; and it’s also incredibly humbling. Not all suffering is a blessing because there is a kind of suffering that we bring on ourselves. Has He really done for me what He says He’s done? ” This is a bit strange but maybe the insults of the world are God saying, “Yes, yes, yes, I am with you, I am in you. They can’t handle how different you’ve become because of My grace!
- Alcohol also has long-term severe risks, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and mental health problems.
- All your future goals are dependent on that one important decision.
- If you are ready to begin your sobriety journey, Evoke Wellness is available to help.
- And that’s why it’s trustworthy because the One who is the hope of the universe guided His Book so we would have, in that Book, everything that we need for our life here and for life to come.
- Detox can occur in a hospital setting or as the initiation into the inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation process.
- The Christian life is not just about obedience.
There are only two ways to respond to Jesus. You recognize that this is the Son of God, and you surrender your life to Him; or you mock His existence, and you walk away from His work and live life however you want to live it. We all know that some advice, some counsel gets outdated; it just doesn’t apply as it once did. In fact, I don’t know if you’ve ever seen this, but occasionally an article will come up on the internet with some old city laws that are still on the books.
Sobriety Fear #13 – You can’t do it.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. If you’re a parent, you know, a child will fight you because you want to put a certain healthy food in their mouth. Now, this child hasn’t read a diet book but decided they want to eat a certain way. What they’re fighting is authority, “My body belongs to me, and I will choose what I put in my mouth.” Or a child who’s clearly sleepy who will fight you when you try to put them to bed. You have got to know that there’s something inside of us–sin is fiercely rebellious; sin is fiercely independent.
Here’s the thing about the word “fail.” So long as you dust yourself off and keep trying, you haven’t failed at all. People go into these big personal transformations expecting a linear progression from start to goal. Eventually, you will have to decide who to keep in your life and who to let go. That’s not going to be easy, but the alternative is to continue slowly destroying the one life you’re given.
You’re Afraid of Withdrawal Symptoms.
Practicing sobriety encompasses building a support network, engaging in therapy, counseling, practicing self-care, and addressing the underlying issues contributing to addictive behaviors. Beyond the absence of substances, sobriety implies a profound shift in one’s mindset, attitudes, and behaviors. It involves a commitment to personal growth, self-awareness, and the pursuit of healthier coping mechanisms. Being sober involves sacrificing something to gain peace, stability, clarity, and health. A sober person is not supposed to drink throughout his entire lifetime, whereas a non-drinking person may sometimes opt to drink occasionally or practice sobriety for the time being. Ever count the amount of money you spent on alcohol?
Substance misuse can also affect your immune system and your digestive system. A life in recovery gives you the unique opportunity to develop healthy coping mechanisms. These mechanisms will pave the way for overcoming hardship without relying on a substance. These healthy coping mechanisms are more sustainable than numbing pain or trying to drink away your past challenges.
Sobriety is more than just a word
I call this the creation of recovery pods. Being sober means keeping yourself at a distance from alcoholic drinks. The journey fear of being sober can get you both mentally and emotionally stressed out, but the hope of becoming a better person keeps you going.
But you know that there will be consequences to not obeying Him. That’s exactly the picture he’s talking about. Hear what I’m about to say, “The consequences are God’s discipline. God disciplines those whom He loves.” It’s just wrong to think that since I’m God’s child, and since I’m the object of His grace, there’ll be no consequences for my sin. First of all, it’s not based on what you can see.
«I am afraid that my life will become monotonous.»
Often when we talk about salvation, we want to run to the cross. But every moment of His life, every word He spoke, every choice He made, every righteous thing He did, was done for us. Then He died in our place; that sacrifice was substitutionary. It was Jesus taking on Himself the penalty that we deserved.