Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I started to notice my friends who were recovering. I began to notice how difficult it is to be in recovery, to be sober, in a world where you drink. And how difficult it was to be sober in the church and out of the church. I stopped posting wine photos on my Instagram. I began to wonder if I thought of myself and my own freedom more than I thought of others. I began to notice how a glass of wine almost always means two or three.
* Thank you for this beautifully conceived testimony of His power and gentle nudging in a life subject to His direction. I have seen family members who are believers and strong in their faith give their hearts, money and affection to alcohol "I need my glass of wine or bourbon in the after sunday to relax, "while my husband and I quietly withdrew.He and I had alcoholism on both sides of our family.For us, this is not worth the risk to our health.
* I have no judgment on someone else's choice. The conviction is not a one size. After all, I was fine with alcohol for a long time until all of a sudden I was gone. For some people, drinking is just a drink and it's okay. But there are many people who know that a drink can be a deterrence, a distrust, a damage and a danger. I do not pretend to make decisions for anyone else. I am reluctant to take the role of the Holy Spirit in someone else's life.
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* One morning, on our banana, around 5 o'clock in the morning, a dream woke me up and I was listening to God. In my dream, I was physically fleeing the enemy of my soul when I turned around and covered him with an urn full of the ashes of the Lord and he was gone, then boom ... I watched a gigantic glass stimulated with red wine peeling in it. A loud voice spoke, saying, "It's not the liquid in the glass that condemns you, it's your hand holding the glass.
* I lied to my parents and went to a party at a friend's house where we drank cheap red wine and those sweet coolers with all the cool kids. I did not like it very much but I kept going after all, it was worth it, look at how I love myself now. I already smoked a pack day, what was a little alcohol? And a year later, I had more regrets than every fifteen years should have. At seventeen, I decided to follow God for myself.
* The dependence on food abounds and so little is said about it that it has become acceptable, which breaks my heart for many people who are still struggling. So many mtgs to church, etc. use food as a "master piece". Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful and yet painfully honest story. That made me very happy and I am grateful for your openness! Really great writing, so happy a friend posted this on Facebook.
* I wonder if my experience here is a grace that was given to me once I came out of trust, once I said yes to God's invitation, I was welcomed with kindness. I was ready to fight to quit I was not prepared for how I would feel good in my body, in my soul and in my mind. It looked exactly like a weight. I was surprised to see how much I began to feel in my soul. I thought, "Do I want wine tonight?" And I always said, "No, I'm a non-drinker. Drinking is not what I am.
* Or maybe you have made a habit of sharing a bottle of wine with your partner from time to time. Then, it turned into a night habit. Anyway, a little of what you like is good for you. Right? A headache tablet might be helpful. A whole bottle will certainly not be. A little exercise is really good for you. Doing too much can cause injury. We all need water but too much is going to unbalance the electrolytes in your brain and could even kill you!.