Today I attended my 3rd AA meeting. My goal is 5 meetings a week for now, and more if I'm able. It's such a great feeling being around likeminded people that truly understand your journey. Everyone's experiences are a little different, but we all have one thing in common...once we start drinking, we can't stop!
This morning before running off to meetings, I did my morning devotional and had my quiet time with God. This is something that I have missed doing for so long. Waking up with a hangover most mornings didn't exactly work well with a morning devotional and quiet time. I prayed often, but rarely did my devotional over the last couple of years. I let my relationship with alcohol take over my most important relationships. God, my husband, kids, etc...everything was second to alcohol. I didn't realize that until I really reflected on the last couple of years. I thought I was putting them first, but if I'm being honest with myself, I really wasn't. That's SO heartbreaking! Never EVER again!
In my devotional today, it said "I am weaning you from other dependencies. Your security rest in Me alone". There's that word "rest" again. The definition of "rest" is to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. That's what I need...to be refreshed and recover strength. Weaned off my dependencies for once and for all. And, "rest" in Him and be set free.