When I first attempted to get sober, I thought I had an issue with faith, but I was wrong. I always associated faith with religion and thought that’s all it could be paired with. Over the years, I have found out that I had faith all along. I had always worshiped things such as money, nature, and of course myself. I have always depended on those things, even without a deep understanding of them.
I was told that faith is confidence in what we hope for, and assurance about what we do not see. I associate this with electricity, now that I’ve had time to ponder on the subject and bounce ideas back and forth with others. Electricity works in a manner that is simply too difficult to explain or understand the complexity of for myself. However, when I flip a light switch into the on position – I am fairly certain that the lights will come on. Having this blind faith, is such an easy thing to do for myself, and anyone else who flips light switches. So why can’t I believe, and place faith into something all-inclusive, bigger, and more powerful than I am?
I am grateful today to say that I no longer struggle with faith. I have faith today, that if I do the next right thing, and help others out as I was helped myself, all will be well. I have faith that my life has been laid out and planned for me, and I am just along for the ride. I am certain, that reaching out and asking for help, was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I am also now certain, that it is indeed the best thing that I have done.