Last night was my time to give my testimony at our Celebrate Recovery. Each time I do this I battle the thoughts that I’ve given it so many times to our group that all it does is fill a gap in the testimony calendar for the year. However, that is never the case. God always uses His Work in our lives to assist others with their own walk.

A gentleman in my share group asked me how I was able to forgive my brother who I said was in heaven after his drowning? He was 36 and I was 26 at the time. The man asking is in the midst of life’s turmoil (ugly divorce). He is struggling to “forgive” those who are making his life so miserable. It wasn’t difficult to answer this question 46 years after my brother’s drowning. God and time is a gracious healer. One of my greatest problems back then was that I wouldn’t talk about what was going on in my life. No help can be offered if the need isn’t expressed. The Serenity Prayer states, “…one day at a time, one moment at a time accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.” I didn’t know any of this back then.

As I’ve reflected this morning on all that was brought forth last night and asked God what He wanted me to know from Him for today, He reminded me of walking the high road. We can choose the high road where our behaviors better match those of Christ Jesus. He told me that on this high road is where He can perform the changes in our lives to live out the life of a new creation. Surgeries are done there to reframe our mind, our thinking and our actions. If I or we keep stepping from the high road to the lower road of our choosing we stop the surgeries and healing processes. I loved this analogy. God is always at work in our lives. Walking the high road of choice has great rewards if we will just keep on it. The outcome is so worth it!

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