Giving up is easy. Standing your ground, refusing to accept defeat is hard. Are these statements accurate? People have this tendency to hang on to things they need to let go of, and let go of things they should really fight for.
Recovering from a bad addiction, or alcoholism is worth fighting with everything within you. No one plans to die alone in some back alley, or having a loved one find them dead having over-dosed. It happens daily. Why would anyone give in? Mainly they have had too many failures, little support, or too many helping them when they should stop.
Arrogance is another problem. Many who like the dog returning to chow on his vomit, pride gives them this feeling of being unique, and this time it will be different. (Yep, I'm very frustrated)
I don't want to give up, nor do I even look to that old way with a desire to drink or drug. I know with God's help I can stand. Where I struggle today is from those I know personally who are so full of self-diluted pride that they don't want help, or want to give help to others. They learned one thing well in their addiction...how to con, they think. But there again, that's an illusion, their phoniness is plain to all.
Don't give up. Fight it out, fight to win. Take advice. Believe God will help you. And for you who follow my blog, pray for me, like Paul asked the church to pray for him:
"And pray for me too. Ask God to give me the right words so that I can boldly explain God's mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jew and Gentile alike." ( for everyone) Eph.6:19
Recovery is for all too, but only works for those who want it, not those who need it. Stay tuned.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.