Coronavirus has instigated changes throughout most aspects of daily living, but the Twelve Steps of A.A. offer a design for living which is applicable in all circumstances. Each week we will be sharing staff reflections upon one of our recovery steps, as it relates to a corresponding principle. Previously, we’ve covered Step One and Step Two. This week, Brad G., Logan C., and Jake S., share on Step Three.
“Make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to god. There were no stipulations when I made this decision. That means that I practice it even when it’s difficult or if I don’t want to. The world is going through a difficult time right now with the Coronavirus. The way I turn my will over now, isn’t so different than it was before this pandemic. Which means, taking suggestions from other people, and remembering that any time I think something isn’t right, I’m not living in God’s will.
Turning my will and life over to God means that I must trust him. Which is something I am very grateful to have during these hard times. I trust that God has got me. Just like always, I have to listen to other people’s suggestions. And try to remember that my opinion and what I want are never the most important thing. I often think I know what is best, but God always does. If I follow him, keep my head down and listen to other people, I am much happier, and healthier. In a pandemic my recovery remains my best chance to remain sober and alive.
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How is Discovery Place responding to COVID-19?
While the disease of alcoholism and the consequences of addiction continue to threaten millions of lives, we’ve taken guidance from the CDC and implemented measures to ensure the safety of our guests.
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