Prayer and keeping contact with God is the backbone of my recovery. I used to attend classes at my former employer’s training institute, which was in another state. Many times, I would feel sad during the evenings because I would be alone while my fellow students went out in groups for dinner and fellowship. When I felt this way, it would be reflected in my food choices. One trip, I decided that I needed to work the 11th step by telling God that I felt sad and lonely during the evenings and that I long for the fellowship with my fellow students. God spoke to me through other people during the first day of class and I was asked if I wanted to join a group to dinner that night. I had so much fellowship that week that I kept praising God for His wonderful works and miracles in my life.
Throughout my life, I never had many friends (if any) because I was not one to initiate friendships. However, God has placed people in my life when I needed them whenever I got out of God’s way.
A big portion of my disease is isolation and loneliness. My recovery depends on fellowship with my peers and connecting with other people who love me as I am and care about me.
The more time I spend in prayer with God, the better my program is. When I get “too busy” and forget this very important part of the program, my food choices and my overall program goes south on me.
God’s holy spirit is alive in me and I say PRAISE GOD with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength! God is good!!!!!!!
Love In Recovery,
The Twelve Steps