Sacrifice

🔥 Self-sacrifice

There is a simple spiritual law of averages…

Without self-sacrifice no surrender can take place…

It is impossible to surrender to anything in life without practicing the skill of self-sacrifice.

I used to verbally declare I had surrendered, but in reality I hadn’t sacrificed nor was willing to sacrifice the false beliefs that had defeated me in the first place…what a bunch of BS!

A verbal declaration of surrender does NOT mean you have surrendered…

If you believe this you are delusional…

This is a taste of what self-sacrifice should look like in your life…

Sacrifice your needs…

The need to control.
The need to always be right.
The need to be comfortable.
The need to have people always approve of you.
The need to have unrealistic expectations come true.
The need to grow unhealthy dependencies.
The thought that you can change without any help.
The delusion that your best thinking is your guiding light in life.
Your exaggerated sense of self-importance.
The selfish, self-centered values that are killers of life.
The values based on pleasure.
The false values and beliefs of alcoholism.

These are just a few the needs, values and beliefs responsible for the self-destruction of the alcoholic…

There is a lot of construction that lies ahead…

But first a ton of demolition must take place…

Demolition of the ego that feeds off the toxic self-needs and beliefs of the past…

Fortunately the 12 Step program has simplified this immaculately…

The ultimate act of self-sacrifice an alcoholic can make is in the Step 3 prayer…

“God I offer myself to thee, to do with me and build with me as thou would”

The question is this…

Do you practice the Step 3 prayer every day to 100% of it’s capacity?…

Are you allowing God to build with you in every aspect of your life?…

Or just a few aspects of your life? The aspects that feel comfortable to sacrifice?…

The spiritual way of life is an “All in package”…

A part time, half-arse approach is doomed to failure…

Self-sacrifice is 100% all in or it is nothing!

Share this with someone who may need it.

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker