The Impact of the Recovery Program

Candy Brown

The Recovery Program has influenced me in many different areas of my life. It influenced me for reconnecting, reflecting, and realigning myself back to the Lord.

Jesus put me in a place where I needed to be, so I can reconnect myself back to Him. He pulled me away from the world by taking all of the distractions out of my life. Being distracted takes the focus from Him, and then comes other thoughts of someone or something. Not staying focused, I always kept my sight off Jesus and my children.

So, begin in the spot where He placed me to help me to reflect on my life, what I’ve been through and where would I be in a couple of years, months, or weeks, perhaps days. If His presence isn’t close to me, around me or in my mind, and I’m not thinking about Him at all times, I feel I can mess up at any time. It feels so nice to know that He can give me what I need and want, other than what the world can provide.

The Recovery Program taught me how to reconnect with the relationship that I once had with God when I was young. I knew Him a little, but now I know Him a lot more. The relationship that I have with Him now, I love it because it is so much more intimate, refreshing, and peaceful. The worldly/fleshly love that I once was getting doesn’t compare to what we have now, and I don’t want to lose that at all. I know that He is the only one that I need in my life; He is the only thing that I need in my life.

Now that I’m realigning all that back together, I know He loves me so much that He sent his only Son, Christ Jesus, to save me from all my sins, Jesus was His word, but in the flesh. Jesus suffered for me and I turned my back on Him. He did all that so I can find my way back to the Lord.

Thank you Trinity Rescue Mission for helping me get back on that narrow path because I want to live. 

Matthew 7:13(NLT) says, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for many who choose that way. But the gate to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”

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