Looking back on my life, I can see that alcohol has been present in every major decision I have made. It was always there, lurking in the background like a dark cloud.
Drinking became my coping mechanism for dealing with stress and problems. But now that I am an alcoholic, it’s no longer a choice; it’s a necessity.
Today, I will reflect on how alcohol has taken over my life and what I can do to change that.
Daily Reflections February 11
We asked ourselves why we had them [fears]. Wasn’t it because self-reliance failed us?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 68
All of my character defects separate me from God’s will.
When I ignore them, they’re the only thing that faces all alone in this world and must depend on self-reliance for everything; there has never been any sense of security to be found through anything other than depending solely upon myself (and failing miserably).
But now He provides His path back – one where you acknowledge your fears by understanding their source and power over not just yourself but also others around us who do not understand what it is like inside someone else’s mind) We often ask Him if he could help get some insight into why these things happen with such frequency whenever life gets too overwhelming?
The path back to God is not easy, but I have found that the only possible result of this pursuit is a life filled with serenity and comfort.
If you find yourself feeling alone in your struggles or feel like there’s no hope for recovery from addiction, don’t worry–you are not alone!