God has reminded me of something that infects the lives of many pastors and churches – misinformation or a lack of knowledge. Ignorance is not bliss. God wants us to be informed, so I choose to do better in some areas.
Today, a friend of mine who has been clean for almost 4 years shared his testimony. As we have been talking for a few weeks about this, I realized how misinformed I am about addiction. The problem is that this misinformation has been propagated from many pulpits and pastors. Rather than finding out the underlying reason that people become addicted to alcohol, drugs, or sex, many choose to call them drunks, meth heads, or hoes. Because the way to get someone on the road to recovery is the guilt trip, right? WRONG!!! It’s time to stop the labels and time to address the root issue.
There is so much more I could say. Bottom line: Do your homework! You might be surprised what you will discover.