What’s the one thing that can bring relief to an alcoholic? Alcohol.
What does that say about us as a society and our relationship with alcoholics?
Alcoholics might be people who need help, but we often make them feel like they don’t deserve it.
We all know someone who has struggled with alcoholism at some point in their life – yet we’ve never asked ourselves if we would be willing to take care of them or support them on their journey out of addiction.
I’m here today because I am not only taking the pledge to stop drinking for good, but also pledging my commitment as an ally to anyone else struggling with this disease.
Daily Reflections March 15
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God. Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 52
The Third Step is like a blind man being restored to sight. He gropes his way out of the abyss, and knows that only something greater can save him from this hopelessness he’s in…
Although at first there was nothing but minuscule faith which couldn’t even bring himself up enough motivation; eventually it evolved into an anchor for all those woes we face every day with prideful egoism as our sole reliance on strength- until one morning when things changed forever!
I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me to know that the Third Step has been my anchor in times of trouble.
The power within this step is so great, yet so simple when grasped with humility and honesty. It’s not about what others think or even what we do – it’s all about surrendering our will into His hands where true peace resides.
If you’re struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety disorder or any other issue, please take a moment today to look at your life through sober eyes and see if you need help finding happiness again.
You are loved by God.