• FSAA

Sought Through Prayer And Meditation

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.

My name is Eric and I am an Alcoholic. I have been on a very long journey of suffering, pain, and loss. I grew up a godless child without faith and no support system. My existence centered on changing the way I felt through any means necessary. The cost was high and I didn't care. Without going into a lot of detail, I would sum things up with "I was a very dishonorable man for a long time." My sponsor says that I was a good example of a bad example. He told me that if I want something I never had then I have to do something I've never done.

For the first time in my life I had compassion, willingness, and a genuine desire to be a changed man.

I took a chance; I was broken. I had nothing and I had nothing to loose. So, I decided to work the steps. I started to implement spiritual principles. Steps 2 and 3 were some of the most difficult things I've ever done. Hope and faith were things I knew nothing about. In my 4th step – at the end of 70 pages – my sponsor wrote, "Does not trust God!" Shortly thereafter, I had my spiritual awakening. I cannot explain it. For the first time in my life I had compassion, willingness, and a genuine desire to be a changed man.