Step 2: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
LAA is a spiritual program. We believe that we cannot restore ourselves but must be restored by divine intervention. In other words, we cannot recover by ourselves, we need help. This help comes in the form of some higher power, whether that be a deity or the energy of the group. This step is about hope. It follows the very painful admission that we [by ourselves] are powerless. So be hopeful. Whether you pray to God or reach out to others, don't try to get better in isolation. Reach out and have faith that your distorted thinking and behavior will be transformed into a healthy way of thinking and behaving.
Write about your journey to faith.
What was it like?
What does it mean to you?
Did it bring you hope.
Did it work?
Last Edit: Jan 6, 2020 19:03:59 GMT -8 by Susannah
Post by loveanimals on Jan 30, 2020 21:42:56 GMT -8
I started going to church when I was age 8, and continued through college. Then I stopped going to church and just didn't really follow a religion.
I first became addicted to a man back in 2000, but I still wasn't religious. I didn't return to church/faith until I was pregnant with my daughter in 2004. I started going to 12 step groups in 2005, and then my journey to faith returned. I still go off and on with my faith though. I try too hard to control everything instead of allowing things to happen in God's time.
It means that I'm not alone when a POA exists my life. God is always there with me and won't abandon me.
It brings me hope that I can recover. My recovery is a process, as I've done well at times, and stumbled and relapsed, too. God is always there for me