Alcoholism And The Solution

“If he is to find God, the desire must come from within.”

Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 95

The only solution for my problem is a spiritual solution. After years and years of research on how to treat Alcoholism, the only thing that has been working in the lives of alcoholics and drug addicts, that gives us a chance to live free from the obsession to drink or use drugs, is spiritual growth.

No person can save another alcoholic. We can be the light, live as examples of freedom and work with others but unless the person suffering has willingness, there isn’t much else that can be done.

People who do not stay sober either can not or will not. The only thing that can save us from this progressive and fatal illness is God.

When we don’t have the willingness we can pray to God for it to come.

It’s hard to watch when others we love and care about aren’t willing to reach for solution. There is going to be loss as we travel this narrowing path. People will come in and out of our lives.

It just is.

The focus must remain on ourselves and our own spiritual growth so when those who are ready to grow towards the light come to us, we can be there to help.

Everyone has there own path on this earth and I don’t need to understand it and never will, but today I can be grateful for the freedom I have found and the willingness to know and serve God. I can be grateful for those I have in my life that bring me such joy.

I can thank God for another day on this planet free from bondage and suffering.

I can thank God for having the miracle of today.

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The Miracle Already IS

The miracle that happens for a girl like me through living a spiritual way of life, is to have another day alive and sober on this planet.

For whatever reason, I have a disease called alcoholism that is progressive and fatal. I hadn’t been able to live comfortably without putting something in my body to alter my mind for most of my life.

However, today I live free from the obsession to use a drink or a drug. Not only have I not used a mind altering substance in over eight months but I have had the most interesting and fun journey thus far.

At this point it cannot just about getting “relief”. I’m constantly shooting for happy, joyous and FREE.

And it happens.

So it baffles me that I used to deny the existence of an unconditionally loving God. According to the odds, I should be dead or loaded.

But I’m not.

If no human power can help me, no thing, job, amount of money, then my only hope is God.

So I pray every day to know God and his will for me.

Only someone like me, with alcoholism, would be granted the miracle and gift of life but then that not be enough, still be unsatisfied and want more.

This is the disease centered in self.

I have been granted the gift of life for today therefore my first priority has to be how can I love and serve God.

As long as I remember this and have gratitude in my heart, I can possibly have yet another day.