August 27,2015

Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. Galatians 5:1

The discovery early in my twenties that I was an alcoholic was a hard pill for me to swallow. I loved the effect of alcohol on my body and everything I did in my life revolved around alcohol. So as a young man in his twenties to discover I was an alcoholic and had to abstain from all mood altering drugs for the rest of my life was not easy for me to accept. I remember in my first year of A.A. one of the old-timers telling me I couldn’t be an alcoholic because I was too young. Happy to say I didn’t believe him or I may still be out there.Acceptance of my addictive personality made my recovery easier.

Now I am not going to say the recovery road was an easy road to walk, because that would be a lie. It has been hard work!Only made possible through establishing and maintaining faith in my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.In His strength I managed to face-up to the truth about myself and fess-up to the mistakes I have made in my life through catering to the needs and desires of my addictive personality.

It would have been easy for me, back then to run away from the reality and calamity of my past. To shun the shattered personality that I became through addiction and simply hide in the denial of a bottle. It would have been less painful than some of the things I have had to endure to get to where I am now.

Recovery is not a journey I could have travelled alone. I thank God everyday that He helped me see who I really was, and helped me to become who I have become. Because of His presence and involvement in my recovery today I know I have everything I need to continue, and,  through faith to grow in His image until the task is completeRECOVERY

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