Jan. 13, 2015 – Step by Step

Step by Step

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 

“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” – Step One
Today, every journey has a starting point, and the road to recovery begins with Step One. Today, I must have no doubt that I am powerless over alcohol and that it makes my life unmanageable. If I find even a small grain of reluctance to fully admit my powerlessness over alcohol, I wonder if I am willing to lose more to drinking or if I refuse to lose any more. If I answer that I could risk not losing anything more, I have not given Step One the gut-level honesty it requires; if I answer I cannot or will not give up anything more to alcohol, I have taken a productive First Step. Today, I admit that I am powerless over alcohol and, by giving into it, my life is worse than unmanageable. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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