Awakening to a new day can be both exciting and daunting, especially when it’s the start of a new journey. If you’re doing your best to stay in recovery from alcoholism, that means every single morning is an opportunity for honest reflection and growth–a chance to find comfort even amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Today’s post is designed as a gentle reminder: on this September 19th, take time out of your day to slow down, really think about where you are today with your sobriety journey, be proud of what you have achieved so far -and look ahead towards how much further you can still go!
Daily Reflections September 19
We admitted we couldn’t lick alcohol with our own remaining resources, and so we accepted the further fact that dependence upon a Higher Power (if only our A.A. group) could do this hitherto impossible job. The moment we were able to accept these facts fully, our release from the alcohol compulsion had begun.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 109
Surrendering to a Higher Power gave me the freedom I never knew was possible. As hard as it can be, accepting life’s difficulties and trusting God have provided serenity in times of chaos that nothing else could match!
By embracing my reality instead of wishing for something different, I’m able to grow with peace and assurance knowing there is one always watching over me who will help get through anything.
Valuing our individual freedom is an essential part of empowerment and transformation. Taking responsibility for our lives and connecting to a higher power can provide us the strength and serenity needed to accept situations as they are, rather than as we wish them to be.
This connection can enable us to not only move on from what seems challenging, but also offer insight into how we can use those difficulties as springboards for growth and deeper understanding.
There was much wisdom in the phrase “Let go and let God,” in which letting go of control allows us to experience more freedom, both mentally and emotionally.
Life is unpredictable and so if we ride the waves knowing that our serenity comes from within rather than outside situations, we can have freedom regardless of circumstances.