Stepping Through the Steps: My Journey through Re:Generation

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Re:Generation

In 2016, I embarked on a journey of recovery through Christ. Over one hundred sin struggles had infiltrated and dominated my life.

I was at the end of myself.

I realized I needed Christ if I were to survive, let alone thrive.  After ten months in a sexual abuse recovery program, I attended our church’s 12-Step program called Re:Generation.

I don’t know about you, but I did NOT have a positive perception of 12-Step Programs.

Not even a little.

But I trusted our church and the wise counsel who encouraged me to attend Re:Gen.  It didn’t mean I had to be happy about going.

Looking back now, I see it as possibly the most pivotal point in my relationship with Christ. My year going through Re:Gen as a participant truly changed me as a person. I finally understood how to pursue the Lord. I FINALLY saw my sin struggles and how to combat them.

My year going through Re:Gen as a participant truly changed me as a person. I finally understood how to pursue the Lord. I FINALLY saw my sin struggles and how to combat them. Click To Tweet

I saw great healing in my life and almost every single relationship.

But recovery doesn’t have an end date on this side of eternity.

The Lord drew me back to the program this year, but as a step group leader.

This series, “Stepping Through the Steps,” is my journal of my experience through Re:Generation a second time. As I co-shepard fifteen amazing women through the process, I fervently ask the Lord to reveal hidden sins in my life. I’m commiting to the process by doing the work six days per week for the duration of our time together.

If you want to know the secret sauce, it’s simple. It’s Jesus. Without His being at the center, Re:Gen would just be another program. Just another group. I’m so thankful He’s at the center and He’s the one in charge of recovery.

As I begin this journey again, I’m inviting you along. I’m delving into the steps and leaning further into my savior, Jesus Christ.

Each step has a foundation verse and a key theme.

Next week, I’ll discuss Step One: Admit.

We admit we are powerless over our addictions, brokenness and sinful patterns – that in our own power our lives are unmanageable.

Blessings,

Alynda Long, alyndalong.com, blogger, writer, Christian writer, faithbeyondfear.com

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