I can’t. God can. I think I’ll let Him.
I think I did the first three steps on my couch when I woke up from a stupor on my last day of drinking and said those nine words.
I haven’t had a drink since that day—5,352 days ago.
Those words really are the key to freedom. I tried for many years to stop drinking on my own. I prayed and prayed for God to help me not drink—when I was really asking for Him to help me manage my drinking.
I didn’t want to stop. I didn’t think I COULD stop.
But, of course, I was envisioning that I had something to do with it. “It” being, the miracle that would happen when I truly gave it to God and said, “I can’t do this. Please take it.”
And, He did.
What do you have to lose by trying it? Truly let go and be all in. Trust that God has a way out for you. You are asking for a miracle, I know. That’s what I thought too. Well, according to the dictionary definition of the word, “miracle,”—that is what we are asking for.
Miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.
If I could have stopped drinking on my own years before my 50th birthday, I would have. I needed a miracle and got one.
Because I asked.
You can do this too. Ask for the miracle of your sobriety today. Truly mean it. Do your part and God will handle the strength part!
Then, wait and see. One day at a time.
If I can do it, so can you.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
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