6 Steps to Taking Your Life Back
[No matter how you got to where you are today, whether it is through your disobedience, neglect or the actions of others you can make it to the other side and live a fulfilled life.]
6 STEP TO RECOVERY
1. Recognizing and acknowledging where you are and how you got there?
2. Take responsibility for your role in all of it?
3. Accept that you need to change and make the first step towards repentance
4. Bear your consequences with humility
5. Forgive, accept forgiveness and get help
6. Move on
"It is important to own my sin to receive my deliverance."
John 10:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
CONFESSION IS NOT ENOUGH!
[Acts 3:19 New International Version (NIV)
'19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,']
Step 1. Recognizing and acknowledging where you are and how you got there?
Luke 23:39-41 King James Version (KJV)
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
STEP 2. Take responsibility for your role in all of it?
STOP PLACING BLAME!
Who is my scapegoat?
A scapegoat is a person or animal which takes on the sins of others or is unfairly blamed for problems.
8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat.9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
1 Samuel 19-24 New International Version (NIV) -Saul Tries to Kill David
19 Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David 2 and warned him, “My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hiding and stay there. 3 I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I’ll speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out.”
STEP 3. Accept that you need to change and make the first step towards repentance
1 John 1:9New International Version (NIV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 7:9
9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.
STEP 4. Bear your consequences with humility
Luke 23:41-43 King James Version (KJV) Thief response on the cross.
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
STEP 5. Forgive, accept forgiveness and get help
11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Genesis 45:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
STEP 6. Move on
Philippians 3:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
No matter how you got to where you are today, whether it is through your disobedience, neglect or the actions of others you can make it to the other side and live a fulfilled life.