Focus on Recovery – Kevin Hough

By Mike Rallo, Spiritual Life Director

How do people change?

It’s a question we grapple with a lot here at Helping Up Mission. This month you can read the story about Kevin Hough. He got to the point where he said, “Kevin can’t change Kevin…I have to change Kevin.”

What does that mean? Well, it could mean a lot, but for Kevin, like most of us, the decision to be vulnerable enough to say something has to change is big. But to allow yourself to lose the part of you that you built for so long, and find the real (Kevin) is where the real change takes place. That usually means dying to the old self and putting on the new in which God is recreating. The wonderful thing around the Mission, if you read Kevin’s story, is that he allowed himself to enjoy painting, singing, working…all things the old Kevin ran away from.

We rejoice in all of the facets that God uses to bring about real change, to conform people into their real selves. The one in Which God restores.