Even though we are sinners God still loves us. He sacrificed his only Son for our sins. I am not perfect and I am a sinner, but I can always do more to sin less and praise more. The power of love, wisdom, and self-improvement brings me closer to Jesus. He saved me and I am extremely grateful for being given favor. Now it’s time to pass the message on to others.
-Striving to become a better version of myself!
Word of The Day
an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence
I didn’t wait for The Lord, He waited for me until He knew I was ready. I was broken, unnerved, and overflowing with self-pity. God lifted me up and strengthened me when I couldn’t manage life on my own. Now I proudly walk with my shoulders back and head high. Life is good!
I’ve always believed in treating others the way I’d like to be treated and helping others when I can. The only problem was when I was in active addiction I didn’t treat myself well at all and I was taking care of myself. Self-pity and self-sabotage engulfed me daily. I had to find faith in God until I could find the faith within me to overcome my short comings.
He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being.— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 107
Many of us in A.A. puzzle over what is a spiritual awakening. I tended to look for a miracle, something dramatic and earth-shattering. But what usually happens is that a sense of well-being, a feeling of peace, transforms us into a new level of awareness. That’s what happened to me. My insanity and inner turmoil disappeared and I entered into a new dimension of hope, love and peace. I think the degree to which I continue to experience this new dimension is in direct proportion to the sincerity, depth and devotion with which I practice the Twelve Steps of A.A.
If you stay sober long enough and work the 12-steps you will stop looking at the world through a myopic lens and you will start looking in the mirror, at least I started too. Some may think I’m still in active addiction beause I have changed, thats erroneous. I just keep my head down and do the work every single day. Now I am reaping the ultimate benefits of my labor.