If you’re like many recovering alcoholics, today likely feels like every other day – fraught with struggles, uncertainties and ongoing temptations. July 5th can be a reminder that addiction isn’t easy to overcome, even with the tools we have at our disposal.
But no matter what obstacles may come your way on this day or any other, know that it’s never too late to take back control of your life.
As part of your ongoing journey towards sobriety and better health, allow yourself some time for daily reflection today; let these moments work their magic and fill you with courage and strength as you continue paving a brighter future for yourself!
Daily Reflections July 5
Our human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly. . . . Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all our activities.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 45, 85
Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, but alcoholics are often judged as having a ‘weak will.’ Although this may be true in some cases, it’s not the only story. For me personally – someone who prides themselves on their strength of character – I found that my will was actually too strong!
After trying to battle alcoholism alone for so long with no success, I realized that leaning into God’s guidance is what ultimately led me down a healthier path.
Nowadays instead of letting myself spiral into addiction when faced with life hardships or triggers, I use the same determination and willpower within those situations to overcome them head-on; using faith as an invaluable asset in finding recovery.
By understanding that my strong will can be used for good, and accepting the help of God’s guidance, I’ve been able to use my strength in a way that has allowed me to make better choices. Today I’m grateful for being able to look reflectively at my life and to have the opportunity of making new paths towards sobriety each day.
I’m learning that it’s okay to ask for help, even when we don’t think we need it. Having people around who are willing to understand us is instrumental in our journey towards recovery, so don’t be afraid to let those guard walls down and invite others into your life.
Step by step and with perseverance, you’ll get where you want to go—just remember that even on hard days, to keep pushing forward until you see the rainbow after the rain☔️🌈