In the past, I would have been embarrassed to admit that I had a drinking problem. But now, I am able to be honest with myself and my readers.
When you think about it, alcohol is really not an issue for me anymore because I drink responsibly. My goal is to make this blog post helpful for anyone dealing with alcoholism or addiction issues in their life.
Daily Reflections October 14
When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. . . . On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. . . . Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 86
I learned to let go. The more I tried, the less successful things became as my worries grew and fear took over from calmness in me which is why before taking Steps Ten or Eleven;
When reading passages like those cited at first hand (1 Peter 5:7), focusing on God’s will helped me regain some sense of peace within myself because it enabled trust–slowly but steadily nonetheless!
To grow along with patience until finally one day all these unwanted feelings went away completely
As the time to take Steps Ten and Eleven approached, I began reading passages like this one.
The words gave me peace that calmed my worries about tomorrow’s deadlines and helped me focus on doing each day as God intended. It was a slow process but it worked!
If you’re struggling with stress or anxiety in your life, don’t wait until taking these steps before trying out some of these ideas for serenity today.
You deserve a peaceful mind just as much as any other person does!