"Secrets Keep Us Sick"
Secrets keep us sick is a common phrase you hear in any addiction recovery room.
It is an obvious known fact that when we are living a double life - it can't last forever.
We may be able to lie, manipulate, and keep up a fasade for awhile, but everything that is done in the dark comes to light. (1 Corinthians 4)
Sitting in that recovery room you will hear story after story about the extent to which we went to keep our skeletons in the closet.
Letting down loved ones.
Projecting our own guilt onto those closest to us.
There was no end in sight.
Honesty never appeared to be an option.
As long as there was no hard evidence all they have is the inkling that something isn't right.
Deny, deny, deny.
But eventually we hang ourselves in our web of lies or worse yet we are caught red handed.
Sadly, more often than not we have to be caught in order to come clean.
Do we confess to what they know? Do we tell all? Do we seek help or are we not yet ready to give up what we've grown so accustomed to?
Each person's answer is going to be different.
Fear of being judged.
Fear of consequence.
Unwilling to put in the work to repair the damage.
Lacking the desire to change the problem behavior or even lacking the insight to see it as a problem.
Each situation is unique and yet all the stories seem to be very much the same.
Thought for the Day
Do you have a secret that is keeping you sick?
Are you living a life of fear - afraid to come clean?
What would your life be like without your guilty pleasure?
If your secret is not something you're proud of then what benefit is it really adding to your life?
Don't waste one more minute doing something that you feel ashamed of. Spend your time on activities that promote health, wealth, and well-being.
Take care of and protect your mind, body, and soul.
Become rich in love, giving to others, and self-control.
Work toward overall wellness and strive for that which is admirable.
Above all - seek to do what is pleasing to God.
He is always with you, always watching, and always willing to help you through each and every difficult situation.
He has given you freewill but he has also given you the ability to turn from any temptation.
Run to God and away from sin.
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Substance Abuse Counselor