WEEKEND MESSAGE RECAP // I thought I was humble. I never talked about myself and I served anyone who needed me. On the outside I probably looked pretty great, but I wasn't humble. I was codependent. Every "selfless" act I preformed was to gain approval or friends or respect. There was no room in that to be honest about my shortcomings, or to set up healthy boundaries with my church community. I thought I was suffering for Christ but really, I was suffering without Him. In order to be free from my people pleasing I had to be honest. I want people to like me and sometimes that rules over me more than King Jesus does. I want to feel like I am enough and so I look to the people closest to me to validate me. Thanks to recovery I can be honest about that. I can allow myself to be humble so that I can be free. I'm thankful for my accountability partners and sponsor because they help me see myself clearly, my gifts and weaknesses and limitations. I don't serve people out of codependency. I get to serve Jesus because that's what Jesus would do. That's the freedom that comes when I work my recovery.