Experience, Strength and Hope

Experience, Strength and Hope

All of us have done things we are not proud of…

Things we may feel terrible about and if given the opportunity to do it again, we would correct those wrong doings immediately…

For the alcoholic who’s self-imposed crisis causes him to drown in the regret of his own problems, there is a solution to his terrible past…

We accept our problems for what they are…

Abandon ourselves to God entirely…

Admit our problems to ourselves, God and another person…

We ask God to remove our character defects that caused our problems…

And we go and make right on the harms we have caused others around us.

We then share the experience of our terrible past with those who suffer like we once did and are making the same awful mistakes…

We share our strength that we have gained from God by showing others how we have recovered from this hopeless way of living through working the steps…

We then drive hope into those who still suffer by offering them the solution by which we live.

“No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.” – The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

Indeed our past has become our greatest asset and your past mistakes can become that too.

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker