Step One: Powerless and UnManageable by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network
Once a person realizes the breath in their lungs is not their own, well, the whole being-in-control thing is easier to understand. If a person is able to hold their breath for, say, five minutes (people can hold their breath for 3-4 minutes and some may reach higher limits) but once a person grasp the idea the breath in their lungs is from a Power greater than themselves, that Power is God, then life may begin to look a lot different.
Once a person reaches the conclusion they are unable to manage certain aspects of their life – like the death of a loved one – well, once again, we have an opportunity to reach that person as they are at a point of understanding they manage nothing – their management skills are useless.
Remember that we deal with
alcohol sin, the devil, cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One (Jesus Christ) who has all power that One is God. May you find Him now!
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. we asked His protection and care with complete abandon.
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:
- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.