As strange as it might seem, perseverance comes naturally to substance abusers which is probably counterintuitive to what we have been taught. Substance abusers are considered lazy, quitters and unfocused by society but nothing could be further from the truth. Think about what we persevere in our quest to get high. We risk our reputation, health, and career. We manipulate family, friends and love ones. We brave foul weather and loss of freedom to get what we think we need. We suffer through these and other challenges in our misguided effort to get high. We already know how to persevere so
now it’s time to use that quality to stay sober and achieve our destiny. We were not created to destroy ourselves with drugs and alcohol. Your overwhelming desire to persevere was built into you for a higher purpose. Draw on that character trait whenever you find yourself thinking about picking up a drink or drug. Use your stubbornness to stay clean and sober rather than to destroy yourself. Make a decision that no matter what life throws at you today you will not relapse. You are right where you are supposed to be. The Creator has built into you the perseverance needed to deal with any challenge.
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