Principle IV: Pursue Positive Practices To Maintain My Sobriety
I’m fully cooperating with God regarding his unique plan for my life.
To some, following orders come naturally. To others, it can be a bit of a challenge. But, when it comes to God’s directions, who are we to challenge that? We must remain positive regarding all of God’s direction in our lives and follow it to fruition, whether we agree or not.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
All my life I have had a problem with authority, at great costs at times. I stayed negative and always bucked the system for my own benefit, or what I thought was beneficial at the time. This got me nowhere fast. I ended up in jail, strung out on drugs, walking around in a drunken stuper. All this while blatantly ignoring God’s direction because I thought it I knew better. How foolish I was.
It all reached a precipice when it all hit a head and I had hit the proverbial rock bottom. Only then after I had fallen from grace, did I know that I was on an impossible path that would have surely ended up in death if I didn’t accept God’s strength to bring me through. When I accepted God, I began to recover and see clearly again. I was able to build up a positive attitude towards life and the direction I was headed.
To truly live a life in recovery, we have to accept God and the strength He is giving us, because without Him, we would have no strength. God may not reveal His final plan for us, but He does give us direction along the way, and we are foolish to not follow His guidance.