Like the Prodigal Son, everyone loses their way every now and again. Despite this, however, the Son is still forgiven by the Father, giving them the opportunity to start anew and live a more meaningful life.
Here are some of the rewards and benefits you can get out of your Christian addiction treatment:
1. Strengthen your faith in Christ.
By joining Christian recovery programs, you can trust that the counselors, staff, and other members will tap into your faith to help you heal. Here, you will be encouraged to refer to your pre-established core of values and beliefs.
Think of the recovery process as a way to apply your faith to your past experiences. Make it stronger by applying your faith to your futures as well: when you think about how your faith has helped you before, think also of how your faith will help you move forward. Your faith can only grow stronger from there.
2. Find that extra boost to begin your path to healing.
Once you have reaffirmed your faith in Christ and regained your bearings, you will become reinvigorated and more motivated to pursue a better life. After living with the pains of addiction for so long, you’ll find that a renewed faith in Christ will refresh you completely.
With this shift in attitude, you will be able to feel more significant changes, like a change in the way you view things and a renewed love for life.
3. Join a new community of friends and family.
Christian drug rehab centers are all about community – this sense of community, after all, is one of the main principles of the faith. Not everything has to be done alone, and with your new community, you will find more than just a new network of friends. Because all of you have the same shared experiences, you may even be able to consider them your new family as well.
4. Experience no judgment from other like-minded individuals who share your faith.
With your newfound community, you share not just the experience of addiction, you also share the same faith in Christ. With them, you need not fear judgment or disapproval for your mistakes.
As community prayers, healing sessions, and group counseling are all highly encouraged in these recovery programs, you will be forming strong bonds with both Christ and your community. In this environment, you can feel at ease when talking about your most despairing experiences, and find comfort in listening to other people's’ stories as well.
5. Get the opportunity to help others.
Possibly the most rewarding benefit of joining Christian recovery programs is gaining the chance to help other Christians who’ve lost their way. After receiving all the help you needed with the program, you can now pass on what you’ve learned to new, incoming patients.
Truly, there is nothing more satisfying than getting the chance to pay it forward. More than anything, the knowledge that you’ve helped save a life is much more fulfilling than anything else.
There is hope for everyone, no matter the sin and no matter who the sinner is. To begin your path to recovery, you must first recognize that you have done wrong and express a desire to change. Before signing up for a treatment program, it’s important to note that this is the attitude to have. Truly, you cannot begin your path to recovery if there is no admission of the fact that you have made a mistake in the first place. Only then can you begin to seek out Christian drug rehab centers to help you along the recovery process.
This is a guest blog entry.