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Tips to Avoid Pain Recovery Relapse

The key to pain recovery is consistency
Post published by Scott Dehorty MSW, LCSW-C on May 01, 2015 in Chronic Pain 360
"The key to pain recovery is consistency. Conversely, the road to relapse is inconsistency.  Gyms around the country sell memberships that exceed their capacity based on the notion that commitment to exercise will eventually dwindle. Most people set out with the best intentions but lose their will to commit to consistent exercise over time. We see similar scenarios with chronic pain patients. Many patients are excellent starters but not very good maintainers. They seem to enjoy the sprint but not the marathon. If you take this approach with a gym membership you may lose some money, but if you do this with your recovery, the stakes can be quite grave."

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/chronic-pain-360/201505/tips-avoid-pain-recovery-relapse


Being a Believer (2 Corinthians 5:17) is essential,  but being a Surrendered Believer is the key to recovery. Surrendering is the marathon purpose of a Christian life. Surrender is the consummation of obedience, when you love God, with all your heart, mind, soul and strength (Mark 12: 29-30). Surrender is not a weakness, there is power in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Surrender is, "Intelligent Delegation." Surrender is when you have the perspicacity to delegate control to a more qualified entity, Jesus Christ. When you give God control, he returns that control to us (John 14:16) with the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
Make Christ the CFO of your life so you can be the best CEO you can possibly be. You always have a choice, choose a better life; change your thinking and let God change your life.

"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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