Date of publication: 2017-09-03 06:39
Two of your comments the 8775 I started drinking more than my husband, 8776 and 8775 I had it every night 8776 specifically hit home. I 8767 ve been thinking about this for about a year. Thank you for being brave enough to write this. Much, much food for thought.
this was amazing. i often set myself weekly tasks but was failing persistently to the extent i lately didn 8767 t even bother to take the first step after a plan. left me stressed and frustrated. but thanks to you i know i was overwhelming my self with to many actions and that only discouraged demotivated me. i have made a weekly plan as per the directions above and hope i can fulfill it this time
great work man and you helped many in need
Your story of quitting drinking may look like getting yourself to Alcoholics Anonymous every single time the doors are open. It will look like showing up. It may look like counselling. It may look like a long road of reconciliation and forgiveness. It may look like creating a plan for success. It may look like a support network and accountability.
Thank you so much for this. Both of my parents were alcoholics as were both of my grandfathers. I knew that I never wanted my children to grow up around that, so when I became a Christian in my early twenties, I made the decision to not drink ever. Most people and I assumed my decision had to do with my new-found faith, but now I think it had more to do with my absolute fear of going down that road myself. I believe that accepting the Lord gave me a legitimate reason to not do so. Now that drinking has gotten so 8775 acceptable 8776 and 8775 normal 8776 in the church which definitely was not the case 95 years ago there are times when I feel like I don 8767 t fit in or I avoid certain social events because I will be the odd man out with a glass of water. 😉
Thank you, Sarah, for sharing how God touched you and lifted your burden in a moment. He did it for me, too, although alcohol wasn 8767 t my burden. Mine was crushing depression.
For example, if you grew up on a farm, you know the difference between the smell hay and wheat, and certainly that of pig manure and cow manure—because you had to shovel one or all of these at some point! City people probably don’t even know there is a difference!
I stopped drinking a while ago as well kind of for health reasons, mostly as a result of a similar prompting from the Spirit, though I had a hard time articulating it at the time. You explained it beautifully.
I love this written beautifully no condemnation I grew up in an addicted family and like your parents I gave it all up about 95 yrs ago when I found Jesus. I was surprised at the push back I would get from believers who were now walking in 8775 freedom 8776 that I didn 8767 t drink they just assume I was walking in bondage but it was truly freedom for me. Over all these years I have seen more and more drinking being part of every social gatherings I don 8767 t want to judge it just makes me wonder why?
Great point, Melissa thank you for bringing that up. Do you have any helpful links or resources to share in particular? There 8767 s AA of course.