Hi, my name is Tami. I have no memory of September 23rd, 2021. I was in an alcohol induced blackout. The realization that I could have driven my car and killed someone while in the condition hit me like a ton of bricks. Something had to change. On September 24th, 2021, I quit my job and reached out to Pastor Chris for help. My plan was to go to Life Challenge in Michigan and do another year there. Pastor Chris felt I should go to Hannah’s House. I trusted and respected him, so I took his advice.
On October 4th, 2021, I entered the doors of Hannah’s House. This would be the third time I would commit to and complete a one-year program. I was desperate and determined this time to gain freedom from alcoholism. Sobriety always seemed like an illusion that was always beyond my reach.
Coming to Hannah’s House is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Because I would always go back to drinking in the past, I have decided to do it differently this time and be completely honest with myself and others. Through Godly council, I have been able to discover the root issues that have caused me to choose drinking to numb the pain instead of truly living. God has healed me of the hurts in my past, so I no longer want to escape into the bottle.
Spending a year focusing on God and myself has changed me so much. I am no longer negative about life and look forward to each day. I look for the good, not the bad. I have peace and joy. I rest in the knowledge that God has my life and future in His hands. I no longer believe the lie of the enemy. I believe the truth. I am chosen by God, and God loves me. He doesn't love me any more or any less based on my performance.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17, NIV)
For the first time in my life, I am confident that I can maintain sobriety. I must keep Jesus Christ the focus of my life. I understand that I will never be able to say, “I have got this.” It will be based on how I live my life each day to remain sober. I look forward to my journey with God. My life belongs to him. My plan is to live for Him and follow His leading. I am doing life God’s way this time, instead of mine.
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