If you won't let go, prepare to be dragged

Letting go means that you accept what is, then do what your Higher Power wills. If we do not align our will with our Higher Power's will, we are going to be dragged through mud, stones, fire, and every imaginable pain. If we stubbornly control people, places, and things, we are going to be swimming upstream against a tidle wave. Our efforts to control things we cannot cause stress, depression, and eventually relapse. Hasn't this been the truth for you in your life? Even when you have gotten your way through endless control, hasn't the collateral damage offset any victory? Has it been worth being overwhelmed?

The way we align our will with our Higher Power's will is to do the next right thing according to the four absolutes: honesty, unselfishness, purity, and love. And the way we practically define what is honest, pure, unselfish, and loving for a given situation is through prayer and consultation with our Sponsor, the 12 steps, and our support group.



Don't go it alone today. Let go and let your Higher Power run the show. Your Higher power is your God, Sponsor, support group, and the 12 steps of recovery. Do the next right thing governed by your Higher Power, and you will be doing the best you can now and for your future.