Relationship Between Being Diligent and Relapse
Relationship Between Being Diligent and Relapse“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” – Proverbs 13:4We’ve been doing good, we’ve been doing good, we’ve been doing good, and then for one split second we let our guard down and have a slip up. What does this mean? Does this mean that we are now doing badly, and all hope is lost? Does this mean that we quit altogether because the WAR is just too hard? Of course this is true right? The Dragon will tell us so because he’s a deceiver. He’ll play both roles in which he’ll tell us that it’s okay to do it just this one time, and then once we do it He reverses role and plays the other side, now telling us that we are a loser and that we are hopeless, stripping us of our confidence and self esteem. He causes us to feel regret, and makes us think we are not worthy to have spirituality in our lives. He tells us that we shouldn’t pray, because God is mad at us for our poor decision. He tells us that we shouldn’t look to help others anymore because we are not worthy to be charitable and of service to our fellow man and woman. Then He switches roles again telling us that since we’ve already partaken of the substance, we’d might as well do it again; because we can feel better if we do it again – right?This could go on and on, but the fact of the matter is-is that the Dragon is a liar, and does not have our best interests in mind. He wants us to fail, and to be miserable, so he whispers deceit into our minds from all angles, essentially playing both sides.When we have these slip ups, now is the time where we need prayer the most; we should be praying, asking and even pleading for help, believing that we will receive this help; we need to have faith. We have to get back on our physical, nutritional, and spiritual routine, where we diligently strive to put the infrastructure back together making it strong once again. We can’t let the Dragon tell us that we are worthless because of this slip up. We have to remember how good we’ve been doing, and realize that this is just a hiccup, and that we can be strong again if we diligently seek after the path we know to be right. We cannot quit, and fall off completely; this doesn’t need to happen, nor will it happen if we are diligent in our pursuit to getting back on track.In order to find peace and happiness in this life, we not only have to be diligent in our efforts, but we have to think outside the box. Don’t be afraid to be unordinary, or even weird in the world’s eyes. Some people find happiness easier than others. For those of us who struggle being happy, an unordinary routine and lifestyle is a must since we will have to find healthy, and even positive ways to stay enlightened and happy. We have to think on a different level. We have to find a new way to get there without taking our mind and body out of reality. We have to find new, healthy, natural ways to get high.