Matthew 16:24-16 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my followers, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross,and follow me.” If you try to hang on to your old life, you will lose it. But if you give up your addictive ways, a whole new world opens up. Pick up your cross of recovery. Walk the walk of finding new hope in a recovery program. You must turn from your selfish ways. Something that I aim for every day. After all, we are only human. Take up your addiction, your burdens, your disappointments and throw it away. Don’t look back on the things of the past. Look forward to a future. One that has the potential of life altering recovery. Do not be afraid of the challenges of letting go of addiction. Be afraid of what you are missing by not being in recovery. The hardest step is the first step. There is hope in starting over.