Step Two – Came to belive that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

42345084_2114874938556784_7977699940396695552_n

The two key ideas in Step Two are Faith and Sanity.  Faith includes belief and  trust. Both of which you need in this journey of recovery. While I was in addiction I believed in the Lord, but I did not always TRUST HIM. I figured I could do this journey alone and of course I failed miserably. I definitely did not feel sane in addiction. I often tell people that I felt like the hamster stuck on the wheel going around in circles.

Our higher power can be whatever we believe in. Mine is Jesus. I now in sobriety trust that God is with me no matter what. I believe He looks after me and that he’s got this all under control. I believe God brings HOPE, PEACE, and ENCOURAGEMENT.  I also believe that no matter what I do in this life God loves me.  The important thing is we need to trust and believe in recovery and that Help is available. WE cannot do this on our own. 

I have lots of help in my recovery. I have a Woman’s Addiction Life Group where we zoom once a week. This is where I’m doing my 12 steps. I have an awesome counselor who also holds me accountable. Every week she gets my reports for my online accountability. I have internet accountability on both my laptop and my phone. This gives me the freedom to go where I want but choosing healthy sites to go to.  I sometimes go to Celebrate Recovery which I really love. THey are Christian and I really liked them. They are good support and each week you can do dinner and meet awesome people. I also have good friends that have stood by me in this journey.

One of the questions in my book on 12 steps says ” What do you currently believe about a Power greater than yourself? ”  I believe God is my father and that I’m HIs beloved daughter. I believe that Christ did on the cross to save all our sins. I also believe that God is the same yesterday, today and always and I believe God’s word and rely on His words for encouragement. 

43880135_1914647955295070_3833131678864244736_n.png

I love that we now have been restored to sanity. I often felt like a crazy woman in addiction. In addiction I did things that I would never dream of doing sober. My crazy cycle. Now I’m out of that I’ve written down words that express the sanity I’m heading towards. This was a fun activity to come up with words. What words describe your sanity in addiction?

Here are mine:  Encourgement, Hope, Blogs, Journal writings, FREEDOM, FORGIVENESS, Friends, Accountability, Praise Music, Worship, TRUTH, Humor, Prayer, BEAUTY FROM ASHES, Counseloring, LOVE.  

The biggest thing for me that I have gained from step two is that I realized I was not crazy and that all the people in recovery we all have a story to share and that we understand each other no matter what.  We can do this recovery process together. Lets ban together and believe and have trust. 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Step Two – Came to belive that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  1. It only takes a little faith.
    Just a little faith can take root and grow.
    I’m like you, I love Celebrate Recovery.
    Although I’m a member of NA, it good to be around recovering addicts who have the same Higher Power, Jesus.
    What I got most after living Step 2 was that Power (Holy Spirit)/ lives inside me.
    If I can keep my thoughts quite enough I can hear the Holy Spirit speaking to me restoring me to sanity.
    Great post!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.