Sobriety is a treasure. The person that possesses sobriety has the key that can unlock many doors. Doors to relationships, careers, financial stability or possibly even wealth. Sobriety can even do more. Sobriety can give you the strength, maturity, tenacity and wisdom to joyfully live with the lack of these things as well. Sobriety is a beautiful God given gift. At the same time is is something we earn and work for. Think of it as God giving you a tree that can produce fruit. It must be properly cared for and nurtured. Even the effort that we engage in is a blessing because it helps us to appreciate our gift more. We are vested in it. The effort builds character. We learn what makes the tree to grow healthy, strong and produce the best fruit it can.
Sobriety can seem elusive to us in the beginning. Much like trying to catch a greezed pig. Not only does it seem hard to catch but hard to hold on to as well. We are the ones that make it so slippery. God is eager for you to have the gift. He knows it will help us to become the best person we can be.
It’s hard isn’t it? Because we either try to do the heavy lifting or con ourself into thinking we are powerless when we don’t believe it at all. We refuse to believe that we have been living in a state of insanity even though we have been poisoning ourself for years. We refuse to believe that there is a power beyond what we understand much greater than ourselves that can return our sanity to us for free. And if we come to except that Greater Power, we want to argue with Him about who’s driving.
Truth is, we are clueless. There is simply too much at risk to refuse this free gift. Three simple steps can save your life. Sobriety is not as long a journey as it seems. There are only 12 steps. But those 12 steps are repeated throughout our lives. The scenery is breathtaking. The people we meet are more interesting than those we meet drunk or loaded. The relationships are sweeter and the final destination can be heavenly. Please make the journey with me. And if it becomes too rocky for us, our Higher Power will even carry us.