Principle V: Opt Out Of Self-Sabotaging Methods
I choose to live a life of recovery and purpose now.
When we were wet alcoholics, we had a knack for self-sabotage. We constantly put ourselves in situations to get attention that would ultimately lead to our defeat. We created drama that would lead to drinking more and more. Self-sabotage is a serious problem with alcoholics, wet and dry.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
When we constantly put our body, mind, and spirit at risk, we are basically telling God “no thanks” for the gift of life He has given us. By drinking every single day we tarnished and poisoned the body we were given to carry out life and the Word. We can’t expect to see the full glory of God’s plan for us if we constantly combat God in this way.
My self-sabotage came in the form of over drinking to create problems to work through in my life. Laughable that I thought I could work through them. When things seemed to be going well, aka boring, I would create more problems for myself so I would have something to do. The life I had grown accustomed to, I didn’t want to leave it because I was afraid of what I would do without the alcohol, the drugs, and the problems.
Little did I know at the time, God had a great plan for me. Not problem free, but one that would get me to where I am now. I have a better purpose now. One that keeps me healthy and strong. One that lets me help others in the situations I used to be in. Live life for now!