Learning to Follow

Matthew 9: 9 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me”. And he got up and followed him.


For the addict to follow another person’s lead, like in following the lead of a sponsor, is as difficult as walking on water. The step work with a sponsor allows the addict to make progress in learning how to follow, and why it is important for them to follow. One important lesson I learned from working the steps and learning how and why to follow was learning the meaning of the saying, “Let go, and Let God.” I discovered through the step work that for me to be able to let God lead me, I needed to let go of my false attitudes about God’s love for me, and the anger and resentment I felt towards those that hurt me. I wish I could say it was a one time process of letting go of past hurts, but I can say that when I feel those past hurts and false attitudes now, I give them over to Jesus, and he releases me from their destructive nature. It is progress not perfection.

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