“Be honest in your estimate of yourselves… Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other… Be patient in trouble… Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honest clear through.” Romans 12:3-17 (TLB)
We talk a lot in Celebrate Recovery about “Letting Go.” It’s a process of giving up what is not of God to receive what is of God.
In relational recovery, we move from “it’s all about me” thinking to more “about you” thinking. Doing this in a healthy way is important. Sometimes we get carried away with helping others and end up being consumed by their problems at the risk of losing our identity in the process—that’s co-dependency and that’s a big problem.
I think one of the biggest issues we have in relational recovery is letting go of control; either we try and control others or we are controlled by others. Letting go of controlling everything and every outcome is necessary in our recovery. If we don’t let go it will block our purpose, which is to love like Christ loves. Letting go of controlling others is crucial to their growth in Christ. Until we get honest with how destructive control really is, we won’t understand its negative and destructive impact. Self-will out of control is our problem; self under God’s control is the answer. You have to let go to grow.
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly.” Colossians 3:16
God loves you; Jesus died for you; His spirit lives in you! Say “Yes” to Jesus!
Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church
Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
February 10-16, 2020
Friday, February 14: Testimony Night
- 6pm: Join us for dessert and fellowship prior to our large group meeting.
- 6:30pm: Please join us for an hour of worship and a Recovery testimony.
- 7:30pm: Open Share Groups.
- 8:30pm: Solid Rock Café.