It’s imperative that you know my tone
before reading my posts.
I’m not angry.
I’m passionate 🙂
I’m passionate about truth.
I’m passionate about believe.
I’m passionate about ignoring lies.
I’m passionate about showing others
what God showed me.
That being said, think about taking a 52-week vacation from meetings. Did you know, we tend to see what we’re prepared to see? A person’s focal point causes them to see Hurts, Habits, & Hang-ups. It’s possible to go weeks at a time on a steady diet of selflessness without focusing on Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. Jesus said, “if anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” When you turn your eyes upon Jesus and His instructions; Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups grow strangely dim!
I recently read the following statement on a recovery website, “Substance abuse recovery can be a precarious experience if you aren’t careful about how you spend your time. Too much free time can make it easy to fall back into old habits, but you also don’t want to overwhelm your mind and body with constant work. One valuable option is to spend your time volunteering — and the great news is that there are opportunities no matter your interests!”
While on the surface this statement of canned goods looks healthy, it has a shelf life. Free time is not your enemy. Free time is your friend. Constant work is not your only choice in life. True, you can volunteer but if you’re doing it to avoid the “scary free time” they’re referring to, realize that’s a form of bondage. Again, embrace free time. Use your free time to learn a new skill, pick up a second language, or acquire the certification needed to do the thing you dreamed about as a child.
If for just one year, you chose to believe, took a vacation from meetings, embraced free time, and learned something new, you’d find yourself in a place beyond recovery!
You don’t NEED a group. Groups don’t save lives. All you need to do is the very thing that Jesus said over and over again. I challenge you to follow the teachings of Jesus as opposed to the plans and programs of man.
I’m freely giving away what has freely been given to me (You can download my book HERE). FYI: Amazon won’t print and ship my paperback book free of charge.
a 1-step life • page 27:
a 1-step life
the little book on living beyond recovery
“An island of people who only KNOW
about pennies and nickels
can’t be blamed for doubting the man
who talks about his bag of quarters!”
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