Food for Thought - Feb 18 2008

When I tell people I'm a recovering alcoholic, I get a variety of responses. Some say, "Good for you!" Others say, "I always knew there was something weird about you." Some Christians say, "Isn't God capable of curing you? Why do you have to label yourself so negatively?"

My answers are simple. I'm neither hero nor victim. I don't deserve a badge of honor for remaining sober. It's merely part of my daily Christian walk. I wish I'd been smart enough to avoid the problem altogether. I pray my children will be.

I don't mind identifying myself as an alcoholic. However, when I give my testimony at churches, I begin with a more apt description: "Hi, my name is Linda, and I'm a ? sinner."

Excerpted from an article in a Leader's Guide to Understanding Addiction, a downloadable resource from Gifted For Leadership.

February 18, 2008 at 3:37 PM

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