Hi, My name is Lynda McClelland. I too have struggled with the addiction of alcohol and drugs. I have come to know that addiction can hinder our lives. Likewise, alcohol and drugs can deter us from being all that God has intended for us to be.
To emphasize, I consider that we are spiritual beings living a human life. That is, my story perhaps is no different than the next person who struggles with addiction. But, one thing for sure, I make a conscientious decision daily to turn my will and my life over to the care of a power greater than myself. That power is God. My dependence on God helps me to be independent, if that makes sense. In other words, I have choices now. I am no longer controlled by king addiction.
I am grateful for my existence today, and for this reason I want to share my appreciation for life. This blog is a place we can communicate with one another without judgment. Besides, secrets can keep us in bondage.
So I welcome you to post some of your challenges with addiction. I also encourage those posts that show growth and stability.
“One day at a time” is my motto because I understand that I am only one jig away from “poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.” Through it all, God’s grace and mercy have given me the courage to put one foot in front of the other. After all, with God’s help all things are possible. Philippians 4:13
I took my last drink and drug October 3, 2002.