Up Jumped The Devil

Up Jumped The Devil

There are many spiritual axioms, one is “When we raise our head above the crowd, we place a target on our back.”  Ever toss out a casual comment concerning a sports team or politics and find you have struck a nerve? When it happens, we usually try to find a simple and quick exit since we had no intention of initiating a serious discussion or debate on the matter, especially with someone so emotionally attached or easily offended.

Discussions/debates on secular topics are one thing, but the real devil jumps up when it comes to spiritual matters (politics a close second) for nothing engenders more passion than when we speak of God. Choosing to Live on the Spiritual Basis requires us to cultivate peace, joy, and harmony, becoming beacons to others. Living in this manner we learn to avoid gratuitous debate or attempt to answer, “unasked questions” and let our life serve as the demonstration. If we are questioned, and believe it will serve any good, we answer clearly and directly about what we are doing and how we live, presenting our beliefs with tact, kindness and confidence, rejoicing at the opportunity to be of service, but we must remain calm, avoiding argument and fault finding. When the conversation ends, we wish them well telling them we appreciate the time spent. We then withdraw, thanking God for knowing Him better and the opportunity to stand tall and demonstrate over fear; praying for continued enlightenment of all, and though we don’t look for trouble, we rejoice in the spiritual target on our back for there is no clearer indicator that we are on the right path.  


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Published by Vincent Lee Jones

Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years. As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives. In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725. I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at https://livinginspirit.blogspot.com with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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