Dealing with family after years of addiction is never a easy thing. The more you attempt to make things better the more the devil comes at you. I’m finding myself under attack. The devil is using my family to come at me. The devil is using the resentment that they harbor in the hearts for me as a vehicle to push my buttons. I will say this, I’m grateful that God is with me. I continue to believe that I continue to do the next right thing. By continuing to, keep him First in all my doings that everything thing will work out the way he planned. Dealing with mental health issues and recovery from addiction is only part of my struggle. I have to constantly remind myself that I received the therapy I needed and continue to receive to help me work through the pain and resent that I once carried on a daily bases. While they have not. I continue to pull understanding for the scriptures. In James 1:2-4 there is this constant reminder. “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” So with that being said I continue to push through, with the understanding that God is with me. What a comforting feeling it is. So with all this being said I hope and pray there is something you can take for my experience that might help you in some way. Remember this one thing. Every day you have a choice to make. To server God or the devil. To be kind or wicked. To be loving or hurtful. To put God First in everything you do or not the choice is yours and yours alone so choose wisely. If no one had told you they love you today know that I do. Enjoy your day and continue to put God First
Dante Craig Sr.
Hanging with my nephew.