I recently visited an individual’s wordpress web page titled “realistic recovery” that consists of dealing with addiction and the various problems relating to life-choices, and how best to recover from said addictions. Well, the only problem I could find with this individual’s vision in going about the process of seeking self-help for the many problems that many people face, is his advocating that those with addiction is to turn to within. I knew at that point, that there was the missing link, an entirely foundation-less message intended to supposedly “help” people to better their lives through the eyes of an atheist. I offered my advice from a different perspective, one that the author of “realistic recovery” found only the need to discourage and sharply reject through making fun of, and that I could only characterize as hate because it cuts to the quick, those who don’t want to abandon and turn away from the desires of the flesh. Here is the quote from Scripture that I shared with him…
Proverbs 3:5-8 (ESV)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. IN all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”
If you are seeking help, I strongly recommend that you steer clear of, or get rid of any notion that there is help within yourself. Sinful egoism has led many to the loss of their souls. Turn to Jesus, as He is the first step toward renewing one’s strength. Apart from Him as John 15:5 says, we “can do nothing.” If you turn to Jesus, He will send a helper, His Holy Spirit.
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, O' sinner, come home!