COURAGE TO CHANGE – one day at a time

CHAPTER TEN:

In a tornado, you not only have to look out for the tremendous winds, but also whatever the winds pick up and hurl in your direction. Like a tornado, alcoholism often brings along additional problems, including verbal,physical,and sexual abuse,debt, prison, infidelity, and even death. Some of these problems can be so embarrassing that we don’t dare to talk about them. But  in the small christian group I attended we learn that we are only as sick as our secrets. until we let them out into the light, they keep us trapped.

Most of us find it best to share our secrets with someone we can trust, someone who understands the disease of alcoholism. No matter how hopeless, different, or ashamed we may feel, there are people who have been through similar crises and are willing to listen and help.

TODAY’S REMINDER

The times you most want to hide out with your secrets are probably the times you most need to reach out and share them with others. When facing a difficult situation, remember that God speak through other people. You don’t have to face it alone.

“WE MOVE FROM BEING AT THE MERCY OF ANY PROBLEM THAT COMES ALONG TO AN INNER CERTAINTY THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR LIVES, WE WILL BE ABLE TO FACE IT, DEAL WITH IT, AND LEARN FROM IT WITH THE HELP OF OUR ALMIGHTY GOD”.

God bless you all! 🙂

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