I want what I want when I want it

Nothing is as sure fire a recipe for frustration, self pity, and relapse than demanding what you want. The Big Book correctly states "self will run riot" is a fundamental characteristic of addiction. Self will run riot causes fear, anxiety, and nervousness. Recovery means learning to live your Higher Power's will, not your will. Your Higher Power does not have to be religious or have intermediaries. Your Higher Power can be anything that restores you to sobriety like doing actions that are guided by the four absolutes (1. Honesty, 2. Purity, 3. Love, 4. Unselfishness).


Ask yourself if you really need what you want right now. Tell yourself to be patient and ask that your Higher Power's will be done not yours. Remember wants decrease as gratitude increases.