Fusion: The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.
If you are an addict of any kind, there is usually a large amount of chaos in your life. Most is caused by us. We are the architects of confusion and drama. That means the word peace usually only exists through a pill or a joint. At that, it only lasts awhile.
So if we begin this new and frightful journey of recovery, God has to be a part of this process almost from the start in whatever way we begin to understand him. God and the working of the 12 steps can help change our chaotic behavior and give us enormous insight into what peace is.
But first, before you read the rest of this blog, listen to this:
"Peace" by Josh Baldwin from the album The War Is Over
In the book of Proverbs is this beautiful scripture, 16:7-
When a man's ways please the Lord he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him!
The way I see that is if we can Stop Using, we can Start Fusing, changing the way we act and receiving the blessings God has for us. We were never listening to him before because we were too busy using everything and everybody. We were in constant confusion and disarray.
The fusing process brings together those Steps with the will of God to bring us back to sanity. We throw away all the chaotic defects like lying, anger, selfishness and stealing, and repair and restore relationships through amends and forgiveness. Then we improve our conscious contact with our creator so that we see his will, actually listen, and then he clears out our addictions and barriers toward freedom, those enemies of peace.
As a result of all of this, we find This peace, this peace that only God can provide, that peace that passes all understanding, because we are now fused together in brilliant merger with Him and the human race. Sounds awesome, sounds amazing, and it is so simple to understand.
Stop Using, Start Fusing!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.