Instructions Are There For a Guide
Some of us believe that the people today or those of yesterday just did things in a impulsive compulsive manner and live life like everyone else. For example, in my drinking days I wanted to drink and have a lifestyle that I thought non drinkers had yet I never understood the concept that some of those people I was looking were missing something I did not, that is an addictive personality. Hence, they had boundaries and I did not. Nevertheless, I continued a destructive existence.
Now, programs like those which help those with alcohol and other substance issues [Rehabilitation] are great in that they introduce people to tools such a Alcohol Anonymous [AA] and Narcotics Anonymous [NA], but the trouble is that many of us with these problems don’t see the need to follow instructions. Moreover, we think rehab is bad when in reality if we are seeking to know truth we are being rehabilitated as Paul speaks in Romans about thinking soberly through the ‘Renewing’ of our minds. So rehab is not bad as some would have us think.
First off, people can’t see how a book is going to help them or people can’t see how 12 written steps is going to help them, and people cannot see how getting another person to guide them through those steps is going to help them. However, we cannot see that ‘accountability’ is the essence of following instruction which lead to a sober mind and eventually a sober life that led to some of the things we need like employment, homes, cars to keep, because we never get to keep things until we get a mind of becoming accountable.
So what about instructions can reconstruct and redirect our brains to think soberly….desire does that. It is the essence which leads to sobriety. Secondly, we see that one who is unwillingly to see truth of a hell bent life has not desire.
Then who can help? Unless one is ready to do anything to stay sober then nothing or no one can help. We can find other people to use to our means but no one is going to help unless we are ready to take that first step for good.
Admit it, you are powerless and only Yah can help you. The instructions are in the book. Take a look and see.