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  • Writer's pictureLes Schaefer

I don't know what to do

It starts with that question so many times. Life throws a curve that is unexpectent. Jobs are lost. Marriages start to crumble. Relationships end. Drinking is so lovely to have around. Especially when you don't know what to do. I don't want to deal with my troubles at home, and it is easier to go out with friends. Or better yet, it is easier to binge watch Netflix with my favorite friends 'Jack Daniels' or 'Jim Beam.' Oh how nice it is to look forward to that happy hour. After all, if restaurants promote it and give me discounts, why not help them out...and help myself out. But, I really don't know what to do. It is time to look at that question. Because often that question is causing you to rink in the first place. You know as well as I do that the more you drink, the more you want it. Have you ever gone out with friends and look forward to how many pitchers of beer you could finish off before happy hour ends? Ordering that last drink one minute before the end of happy hour, even though you have a full glass in front of you? Pitchers were the downfall of my addiction. It was even a running joke that if you spilled any beer on the table, you had to lick it up because you were wasting it. There is hope in that question of I don't know what to do. It is allowing yourself to ask that question to Jesus. What would happen if you did that? Even if you are doing it because there is no other option and Jesus is a 'last option,' it does not matter. What matters is that He loves you. He is standing there waiting for you to ask that question. He is standing with open arms wanting walk with you during this challenging journey. Know that nothing is going to surprise him. He already knows your secrets. Recovery is running to Jesus and saying,'I can't do this anymore and I want to be better.' How many people did Jesus heal during his ministry? Are you any different? I want to ask you today to reach out to Jesus and ask the words 'help me.' Reach accountability partners and sponsors for help. You are not alone.

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