362 How it works for me

“Without God, I can’t; without me, God won’t.”

(SA 83)

Before sobriety, I made many attempts to control my lust. I tried confessing my wrongs, begged God to keep me from acting out, resolved strongly to “do better,” and a myriad of other “answers“ I really hoped would work. The lustful thoughts continued and were always followed by acting out.

When my wife confronted me for the third time, I admitted that I needed help. Through the SA 12 Step program, I saw that only God has the power to overcome my powerlessness.

My task is to surrender and follow directions.  That way, He and I can work the miracle of recovery.  I simply cannot do it on my own.

Thank you God, for daily working the miracle of recovery in my life.