Sobriety Bible…Faith is Amazing

I don’t know how to say this without sounding cheesy or without offending someone so I am just going to spit it out..

I did not choose God. God chose me. God must have been beside me all the time but I had never looked for him, thought about him or invited him in. This is what is called grace some might say.

I have pondered over this many many times during my sobriety..why me? how did this happen? how have I, out of all these people managed to get so lucky as to have a relationship with God? I did not set out to get this, I did not sign up for this, I did not get brainwashed nor join a cult, I did not make it my mission in life, I did not get introduced to a church nor go looking for one. If anything, I shielded myself from religion. I did not want to go to AA partly because of religion.

But here I am. 2 plus years sober. I pray almost without ceasing sometimes, I love having a relationship with God. I experience the miracles of having faith on a near daily basis. My faith grows by the day. I feel the effect of God in every aspect of my life.

I think I must have had some good people around me saying prayers for me when I wasn’t paying attention. I think that I got lucky. I don’t know how it happened but it did happen. It is hard to explain, people laugh, some scoff, some are jealous, some just don’t get it. But I have something so valuable in my life now that I know I have changed forever for the better. I can not comprehend how I lived any other way.

I guess I just wanted to talk about this huge part of my life. If you are not religious then you may quickly click away after reading part of this post, if you do that is fine. That is exactly what I would have done back in the days of my drinking and of my early sobriety. It really makes no odds.

Strange but true. Faith is Amazing.

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5 thoughts on “Sobriety Bible…Faith is Amazing

  1. Thank You for sharing your story Maddison. I believe that it is always helpful for others to see that we are not the only ones going through a tuff time and that there really is hope.
    I am happy that you realized that God was therefore you the whole time, all we have to do is reach out and take hold of his hand and let HIM lead us in the right direction.
    I have found that my life has meaning, purpose, and joy now that I attend church and fellowship with my church family regularly and read his word for guidance. Thank You

  2. Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for your comment. I do realise that God is with me but I have my battles with that too sometimes. Sometimes he feels close and other times I have no clue where he is but I guess that is what having faith is all about and where it comes into play. I do know that I have not done sobriety alone, I tried that and failed repeatedly before!

  3. Wow Madison! I love what you wrote! I can totally relate. I too have been sober for about 2.5 years and no way did I do that under my own strength. I have always had some type of relationship with God but today he is truly in my heart, a part of my life. How wonderful to have him to lean on through the trials of becoming and staying sober. He has changed my life! I don’t know why we go through the things we do but I do know that God brings good out of all circumstances and look at you helping others through your writing! I really like your website and how wonderful it is that you are reaching out to others in this way! God bless you and like Melissa said, take his hand and don’t let go!


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