I believe God exists, that he cares about me and He can
help me to regain control of my life.
“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” Philippians 2:13
Belief in God, the Bible and Jesus Christ has always existed in my life. I attended The Salvation Army Sunday School as a child at the Paisley Corps. I belonged to The Boys Brigade in Pailsley where we learned about God how He cares for us.
James 1:19-21 says “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls”
I knew that I needed to change. I knew I had tried to change, unsuccessfully. I knew that without help I could not change. I had investigated and initiated numerous different things to attempt to reduce my alcohol use and it’s control on my life.
Step 2 of A.A. says ‘WE CAME TO BELIEVE THAT A POWER GREATER THAN OURSELVES COULD RESTORE US TO SANITY.’
For me I recognised crazy things I did as a result of my addiction by I never believed I was insane. Because I believed in God and because I believed He created everything and controlled everything, I also believed He could help me regain control of my out of control life.
I bought early in my recovery a devotional book called ‘God’s Calling.’ and everyday I began the day reading the Alcoholics Anonymous ‘Twenty Four Hours a Day’ and ‘God’s Calling’ and I believe it was the God began in me the process of spiritual awakening. I started investigating God and how He could help me regain control of my out of control life,