Growing With God in Recovery From Addiction

Hello everyone! My name is Bianka. I would like to give you another warm welcome to Detox to Rehab’s Recovery Reflections. Please join us and listen to the experience, strength and hope shared by Corey, Brandon, and Madison.

We will pre-record readings from Alcoholics Anonymous: Daily Reflections. We express how this reading has helped our recovery or how it has impacted us. We thank you and hope we can inspire your recovery journey!

Alcoholics Anonymous

March 13, 2017: A WORLD OF THE SPIRIT

“We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 84

The word “entered” and the phrase “entered into the world of the Spirit” are very significant. They imply action, a beginning, getting into, a prerequisite to maintaining my spiritual growth, the “Spirit” being the immaterial part of me. Barriers to my spiritual growth are self-centeredness and a materialistic focus on worldly things. Spirituality means devotion to spiritual rather than worldly things, it means obedience to God’s will for me. I understand spiritual things to be: unconditional love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control and humility. Any time I allow selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear to be a part of me, I block out spiritual things. As I maintain my sobriety, growing spiritually becomes a lifelong process. My goal is spiritual growth, accepting that I’ll never have spiritual perfection.

Daily Reflections:

Spiritual Solution

“We have to live in a progressive spiritual solution,” Brandon said.

When recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, you must live in constant spiritual solution. Living in a spiritual solution allows you to actually live a life that isn’t a constant lie. You will know what it is like to live in true happiness and wake up knowing everything is going to be alright if you are constantly allowing God, your Higher Power, to renew yourself. Renewing yourself allows you to grow in your recovery.

“Since I chased the drugs and alcohol I have to do the same with my recovery,” Madison said.

When you were out abusing drugs and alcohol, you wouldn’t stop until you got your fix, right? You need to do the same with your recovery. Recovery isn’t something your graduate from, it is something you need to chase your whole life if you wish to stay clean and sober. It isn’t hard to achieve recovery. You just have to want it more than you want the drugs and alcohol. No matter what you do for your recovery, you have to understand and be okay with never being perfect.

“I’m cool with not being prefect as long as I am a little bit better than who I was yesterday,” Corey said.

There are a lot of things you have to put into your recovery and being perfect isn’t one of them. You will make mistakes, learn lessons, and move on. You don’t have to put yourself on a pedestal of what you should be like, because you are the best you can be just the way you are. If you tried, put a smile on your face and asked god for help, you are doing the right thing.

“Everything works out how it is supposed to,” Madison said.

When you are living on a spiritual basis, all that happens in your life, is happening for a reason. You just have to keep moving forward and know that God, your Higher Power, has your back. There are numerous places you could be and God has you here, happy, joyful and free form drugs and alcohol.

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