ElectronicDan wrote:Smoking was one of those things I kept battling with....
But then... I suddenly awoke...
I realized that this decision isn't mine to make! To smoke or not to smoke--let go and let God!
Who am I to say I know what God's will is--that He wants me to quit smoking or that He wants me to continue smoking? I was playing God and not even realizing it!
All those days and weeks and months and years that I wanted to stop drinking and COULD NOT. I tried so hard. At the end, it was a daily battle, one I lost on a daily basis. It was only when I finally realized that I COULD NOT STOP that things changed. So long as in my head I had the idea that I could stop, that I could make it happen, because I wanted to stop drinking therefore I could, so long as that was a part of my thought process, I could not stop.
But, as soon as that day came when I realized I could not stop, that nothing inside myself was going to keep me from drinking, when I completely FELT that I was truly powerless to stop, that was a key change. After that, I was able to reach out without any problems. I NEEDED HELP. I could not do this alone. I had no idea how to stop drinking and I was truly desperate to learn what others who had stayed sober had learned.
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