We lose ourselves, our identity and the meaning of life as a result of our addiction. We assume a mistaken identity.
Alcoholics Anonymous (Page 73) More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor… He is under constant fear and tension-that makes for more drinking.
Matthew 16:26 (MSG) What kind of deal is to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?
There is a difference between who you’ve been and who you are. The key to know who you are is to realize whose you are.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV) Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Therefore, having a firm foundation and reference point, we can now see ourselves for who we are, not for what we’ve done, or how we feel. Remember, the truth can set you free! If we have accepted Christ in our lives, then we are: a new creation, saved from wrath, reconciled to God, saved completely and have access to the Father.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.
Romans 5:9 (NLT) And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.
Colossians 1:20 (NLT) …through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
And because of Him we are more than conquerors. We can do all things and we can live! The bottom line is… If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 (NIV)
Make the decision to live in Christ today! Recovery is possible, everything is possible through Christ!