Daily Encouraging Words - 07/10/07 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 July 2007

Daily Encouraging Words


 Daily Encouraging Words, Words communicated to bring comfort, communication to call you on in your recovery, words to give you hope, words to bring you peace, words to help  you become a success in your recovery! 


Your Own Best Thinking

Is what got you here.......That is a wise statement that comes out of AA as a slogan.  So let's talk about that.  As a recovering addict you know that even in the very beginning of your using days, your thinking was impaired.  What was it that impaired your thinking?  Can we spend just a moment looking at the what part of this question.Drug use or any using whether it is drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, co-dependency, eating, or taking pills,  the using piece is usually the dysfunctional way people cope with their pain.  So in simple words, you choose to numb out the pain of some dysfunction in your life at the time of beginning to use.  I want to say something to you and my hope is that you can really listen and hear this "The problem is not the problem.  Coping with the problem is the problem"In other words whatever it is that you are trying to numb out by using is the real problem.  And this is the real root to the issue of your using , it is also the place you will have to work on as part of your recovery.  Without this piece, your prognosis for success is pretty slim.

Okay, you say how do I do that or what do I need to do for that piece to happen?

Well we will need to look to a higher power.  And we will need to find out how to help you become motivated internally rather than externally.  So here is the first question for you to answer;

1.  Do you want to get well? 

In the bible in the book of John Jesus ask a paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda this question.  It is the most important question you can answer, do you really want to get healthy.  If you do not , then let's stop right there.  Nothing I say will make a difference to your recovery

2. Can you surrender control of the addiction?

That is a real problem with any addiction: "we do not surrender control to the One who can heal us." In Romans, chapte7 Paul describes the law of sin and death.  In verse 15 he says, “”the good that I would, I do not. Rather the evil that I hate, that is what I do”   You must be willing to accept and understand that you do not have the ability to control the drug use, you need help and in order to get the help you need, you will need to surrender your control to your higher power.  In this case God!

Tomorrow we will look at a couple of more questions for you to come to grips with!  See you then Laughing





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