Recovering In God came to me in my process. I am a woman who was tied up in the horrors of drugs and alcohol. Before God and in God. Yes, that is my testimony. That even after God saved me and filled me with the gift of the holy ghost I still struggle in my addiction. I thank God for my process today because he has shown me that no matter where I was, he was always right there. Today I stand whole, complete, lacking and wanting nothing. I was very hard headed and rebellious but I thank God that inspite of me he loved and delivered me anyhow.
Now I live a life that is holy and righteous before him. And through and in Him I am and delivered from my old lifestyle. God told me to remain humble and transparent. For in my transparency it would lead and draw other’s to Christ. I believe that God is calling for people who have been through something and are not ashamed to allow god to use them for His glory. My hearts desire is to help the still sick and suffering from the evil grips of the disease of addiction and alcoholism. I remember when I was deep in my hole all I wanted was a way out, I wanted to stop but didn’t think that I could. I thought that I was destined to be a addict for the rest of my life. But God…. He is real and He will deliver.
Recovery for me was a great process. Because I later found out that I didn’t just need to recover from substances but from a train of thought. I had to recover from domestic violence, low self-esteem, abandonment issues, self hate and rape and molestation. I was hurt and it was the reason why I sought negative things outside of myself. I didn’t know how to cope with my feelings, I didn’t know how to identify what I was feeling and how to express them in a healthy manner. I am still a work in process but thank God for taking out time to lead and direct me to a place that could begin to help me understand somethings about myself.
Recovery In God is a ministry that helps men/women/children is any issue that a person may have to understand that first We Do Recover! I want people to understand on a wholistic level that someone does care and that someone is Jesus. You don’t have to be a Christian to receive help, all you need is the willingness to want to change, one day at a time.
Pamella Monique Reid