Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Though my days of drinking are over as of January 2, 2014, the "road to recovery" is not an easy one but nobody said it was going to be. On 1/3 I joined a Christ centered 12 step program called Celebrate Recovery, btw, CR is awesome!
Principle 1 of CR is:
Realize I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor." (Matthew 5:3)
I am very angry today and it really has little to do with my addiction to drinking or drugs, I'm just angry. So as I sit here at my computer and try to make sense of it, I began to think about how "they" tell us and I tell others that CR is not just for chemical dependency ... I can't help but apply this principle to my horrible eating habits as well.
Addiction is a sickness regardless of what I am addicted to and quite honestly I feel like I can easily add junk and fast food to that list of addictions.
CR teaches us to willingly submit to ALL the changes God wants to make in our lives. Why can't I just let go?