Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, an 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992, when he had a year sober. He's in his 28th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he often disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Trusting God

Since the early days of TLC I've learned to trust God when things get tough. But it wasn't always that way.

Used to be, back in 1992, when we'd lose a key employee, I’d fret about who was going to manage for us. Who would fill in?

Inevitably, we'd find someone. But it wasn't without a moment of anxiety.

This topic came up for me this week when the managers of two of our largest facilities gave up their jobs, both in the same day.

Then days later we had to fill spots in the corporate office because two employees walked out.

So where did the new people come from?

In the case of the house managers we’re fortunate to have more than one person who can do the job. And they stepped up.

As to the office, a couple of people appeared who have been around TLC for a while. They're training for the new positions.

It's always worked that way for us - without exception. Just when we’re trying to figure out what we're going to do to keep things running, the right people show up.

These things don’t happen by accident.

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