The day I checked in to the alcohol and drug rehab facility, I had been drinking until early in the morning.
After several weeks, as I carefully examined my life, I saw my pattern. Ego, pride and stubbornness had blinded me to the damage I have done and the hurt I have inflicted, especially on those closest me.
Though I have always been a believer, I never really turned the management of my life over to God. Alcoholism was the first problem I couldn’t solve on my own, the first challenge that brought me to my knees.
An addiction that I once considered almost a betrayal by God has instead led to a new leg on my spiritual journey. I am eager to see where God is leading me. I am eager to become, with the help of my forgiving and supportive family and friends, the person God wants me to become.
Today we remember Martin, Bishop of Tours, who died in 397. This message is adapted from “Eager to Become” written anonymously by Mary D. in the October 2011 issue of Gather magazine.
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