Gift Of Desperation 11/25

It just hit me last night that the gift of desperation is an acronym for GOD. I am sure that it has been said or pointed out in recovery meetings everywhere – I just never heard it until yesterday.

This “gift of desperation” means I was prompted to truly surrender. God’s grace allowed me to see the pain and destruction I was causing.

I was desperate enough to let something else take over and help.

The most accurate display of this I have ever seen was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie Flight. Denzel is an alcoholic/drug addict who was under the influence while flying a plane that crashed and lives were lost.

After trying so hard for years to hide what he truly was his gift of desperation occurred in a court room. He was asked the question “Do you have a problem with alcohol?

Before he spoke – truth welled up in his being and he whispers “God help me.”

And then..he surrendered and was set free.

He went to prison but he was more free than he had ever been.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

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