Through the Storm

My mood today is Enduring

Last week in my recovery class, our pastor talked about enduring temptation. When asked what temptation IS… he answered: Anything that takes us away from what we SHOULD be doing. The routines that we’ve become accustomed to through our recovery process.

Slowly but surely, I’ve tiptoed away from the routine I had established. I no longer attend A.A. meetings as often as I should, and yesterday I opted to stay home from church. I pray less often, and my Bible app has readings that are LONG overdue.

That being said… today I’m on my way to an A.A. meeting. Once you’re sober for awhile, the meetings aren’t necessarily for your OWN benefit. They are to be used by you; to be an example of what can happen in your life if you take the steps and surrender to God, your Higher Power.

As my sponsor says… I can’t be a shining example to others if I am on the couch in my comfy PJ’s. She is so direct. Darn her. That being said, I am enduring my temptation to stay home!