I ran!

Relationship: Ended
Recovery: Ended
Reality: Ended

So I did the only thing I knew how to do well. I ran away from the pain to the only place I felt comfortable (alcohol)

My life became a series of finding a bed where I could, wearing out my welcome and then finding somewhere else.

I became unemployed and done several geographicals. Each time, sincerely hoping to get my act together. Each time failing.

Then after a two week binge I heard God speak to me. I have no other explanation for it to this day.

Whilst at ‘Serenity Lodge’ I read a ‘God’s Word’ devotional book, because I knew I needed Supreme guidance but had no idea how to get it.

Anyway I heard God speak to me and He said, clearly and deliberately “Leave Western Australia. You will never achieve lasting sobriety here”. So, I jumped on a bus for Adelaide in South Australia.

I had lived there previously on one of my geograpgicals and thought “at least I know some people there”. Plus there was another lady there with whom I had a previous relationship. And I don’t like being alone.

When I got to Adelaide attempts to contact those I knew were unsuccessful. So homeless and alone I rang A.A. and asked where I could get a bed for the night. They suggested the William Booth Men’s Hostel in Whitmore Square.

That’s where I went. That’s where I stayed. That’s where life transformation began.

Genesis 16:8 The angel said, “Hagar, Sarai’s slave girl, why are you here? Where are you going?” Hagar said, “I am running away from Sarai.”

We all need to work on our attitudes in recovery. We have to face up to the problems of self. Seek God’s help to overcome them and apply the correct attitude as we work through the process of ‘changed life’

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