? This one goes out to all my friends in recovery ?

I recently had the opportunity to serve at a ministry night for our church’s world-class recovery program, and I found myself incredibly blessed because of it!

? There’s something so potent about the courage it takes to face what’s not working, and admit that there’s a need for healing.
? There’s something so powerful about surrendering what’s been familiar for so long and creating space for God to move in a new way.
? There’s something so liberating about forgiveness, and choosing to see a different perspective.
? There’s something so encouraging about witnessing people who’ve tried so many different things, be willing to try again.

I was struck by the freedom in that room, as we let go of what was and invited God to fill that void.

God’s presence is the fullness of joy, and it was palpable in that place. 

If you’re finding yourself in a space where things just aren’t working, you’re hitting rock bottom, and/or you’re finding yourself continually drawn towards things you know aren’t for your best, I encourage you to check out @awaken_recovery.

It’s for you, whatever vice you’ve been turning to. It’s for anyone looking to achieve personal freedom and victory over an addiction, whether it be alcohol, drugs, or something else. Awaken Recovery also welcomes the family members of addicts who want to work through any codependent behaviors or habits.

And if you’re actively in recovery, walking through that very real minute-by-minute approach, please know there are so many people who genuinely want to continue cheering you on, celebrating your every victory, and walk with you through to complete recovery!

This post is a two-part invitation:

✔Check out Awaken Recovery and get plugged into this incredible community
✔Celebrate your victory in the comments below! Let us know what you’re celebrating!

Whether you’ve been sober 20 minutes, 20 days, 20 months, 20 years, or any amount of time, you are worth celebrating!

? This one goes out to all my friends in recovery ?

You are courageous, you are an inspiration, and you are not alone!

“At last we have freedom, for Christ has set us free! We must always cherish this truth and firmly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.” Galatians 5:1 (TPT)