I hear people say when they drink again, "I had a little SLIP."
You mean a relapse? A slip implies that drinking again was somehow an accident—that I had nothing to do with it.
Sobriety Losing It’s Priority.
That’s what a SLIP is right there. Sobriety losing its priority. The relapse begins long before I take that drink again. If I am not vigilant about my sobriety and make that my number one priority, I will start thinking old thoughts, repeating old behaviors, and I am right back where I was while drinking. Alcohol becomes my solution again. Relapse becomes a possibility. I start making excuses for my behavior.
The reason I know I have more recovery to do is because I am still alive.
Drinking is not an option for me anymore. Period.
Now I ask myself, “What am I doing for my sobriety today?”
Then, I pray and ask God to relieve me of the bondage of self—get out of my own head and stop thinking "I got this." Next I go help somebody in need or serve in some way. Sometimes that is just going to a meeting and sitting in the seat and being there for somebody else.
Retrain your brain. Be transformed by doing different behavior.
Try it. It works.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
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