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The Most Dangerous Words We Can Say, Jenny Price

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UnknownThe most dangerous words you can say…

we are all saying – in some way or another.
The truth is, we all need recovery.
The other truth is that most of us avoid recovery because it’s work.

There are thousands of versions of “the most dangerous words we can say”:

“I don’t have any issues.”
“I’m good, I don’t have anything else to work on to make my life any better.”
“Recovery work is for Addicts. I’m not addicted to anything.”
“Recovery is for everyone else. If they just figure out their problems…”
“There’s nothing wrong with me.”

Top 10 reasons people are living in – DANGER – with these words:

10. They aren’t living in community; isolation is their choice.
9.  They have done “all” the work already.
8. The people they do have in their life are scared to tell them the truth.
7. The mirror is shattered from so many years of denial.
6. “It’s not my fault.”
5. “If you knew what I suffered as a child, you wouldn’t face it either.”
4.  The land of mediocrity is satisfying them.
3.  The word of God is not a place they spend time being fed. Truth is being avoided.
2.  “I don’t need your help.  Or God’s help.  I don’t need ANY help.”  YIKES!
1.  “My life isn’t as bad as…”
And the list goes on…and on…and on.
Avoidance. Denial. Pretending.  Defending.  Settling.  Shattering without awareness.

So, how do we move out of this dangerous place and away from “the most dangerous words we can say”:

1. Ask five people these questions for five weeks in a row AND take action on them – In order to support you better, what can I do/be more of and what can I do/be less of?  Ask your boss, your co-workers, your children, spouse, your bible study leader – ask five or more people for five or more weeks and see your awareness increase.  BONUS: if you choose to ask these questions AND take action, you might see some major shifts in your relationships.
2. Take a moral inventory of your life.  The wisdom of AA and NA rooms is that they who are doing the work, are constantly moving through the steps.  Here is an example. (from brighter12)  Devote a few hours to this experience and allow God to speak to you about where you get to keep growing.
3. Find a sponsor, a mentor, an accountability partner, a VERY solid, loving, honest friend and share your lives together.  Be open, more open than you have ever been, and release the pain of your past (if you have NO PAIN in your past, redo steps 1 and 2).  Every day, we all face trials of many kinds.  God told us we would.  Most people don’t need to go back further than a few months to find their latest hurt, habit or hang-up.
4. COMMIT TO ATTEND a group like Celebrate Recovery.  If you are local (near Stuart, FL), our program begins on Feb. 23, and runs EVERY Monday night.  Please email me or Tammy for details.  Dinner at 6, Large group at 7, and small groups at 8.  Meetings are held at Covenant Fellowship in Stuart.

WE would LOVE to meet you there!  

emails: jennyboltprice@gmail.com and twerthem@yahoo.com 

COMMENTS are so enjoyed!  Where are you on the journey today?  Celebrating or Avoiding your Recovery?

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