This past weekend, we had a recreational event – a cookout by the lake. Kids fished and played, adults talked around the fire, both roasted marshmallows. We broke bread together, fellowshipped together, prayed together, and listened to each other. New friends were made, and new possibilities began.
That is a perfect picture of what our Higher Power, Jesus, wants us to do. He wants us to be healed enough to build healthy relationships, stable friendships and secure confidantes. We need each other – mental, spiritual and emotional health does not occur in a vacuum. What happens to us in our lives makes us who we are, and challenges make us stronger and force us to define who we are and who we will be.
The more you fellowship with people who are going in the same direction as you, the larger the support group you will have on your journey to healing. When you open up to a safe group of people, the shame that comes from keeping sick secrets is cut off of you, and the power of the enemy is broken. Freedom comes from healthy families – something not all of us experienced – so Celebrate Recovery allows you to have a new, healthy family.
Everyone will not be perfect. They are human just like you. They will have good and bad hair days, sometimes be patient and sometimes be frustrated. Some days they will want to spend time with and talk to you, and some days they just want to be by themselves or others.
We just have to remember that we need to treat others the way we want to be treated ON OUR WORST DAYS, especially when we’re tempted to abort a relationship because someone freaked out on you once.
So join us at Celebrate Recovery. Rediscover what it means to have friends and safe fun. Find comfort in knowing you aren’t the only one struggling. Learn to love others as you learn to love yourself and to love God. It’s the best way ever to heal.