Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Those Little Gifts Placed In Our Lives When We Need Them Most

The Lord keeps watch over you and you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121:8

Picture this. It's the end of the day. You're hungry. You're emotionally spent after a long day of work. You are afraid to be by yourself because you might start cruising the internet and end up watching pornography, or you might drive by the package store and get a six pack, or a trip to the grocery store might end up with 3 gallons of ice cream that you eat in one sitting.

It's what my devotions today called a "Crossroad". You are at a place where you have an important decision to make to keep your sobriety BUT because of circumstances you just don't have it in you to make the right decisions - to find your way out in essence - at least not by least not for today.

But then you remember, at that last 12 Step Meeting you met someone who said to call anytime! Anytime! Or, there is a Celebrate Recovery meeting in 20 minutes right down the road. Or what about your friend who invited you to go to the gym after work? See, we have the gift of people - people who want to be there to help. God places them everywhere, but it IS up to us to invite them into our lives.

We often make the worst decisions when we are alone and vulnerable. It's during those times of solitude when you are early in your recovery journey that you haven't developed strategies to deal with these exact situations. But, the gift of others is going to be your ticket out of a potential mess.

If you're sitting at a "Crossroads" today, have courage and invite one of them into your life. Let their story inspire you during your journey to sobriety.