09-11: It’s Only The Beginning!

It’s Only The Beginning!

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.  That will be the beginning. ~Louis L’Amour~

Oftentimes, we must first come to the end of ourselves, before we can truly see things in their proper perspective and begin to live.  If you feel like your whole world is falling apart, take cheer…it simply means that you are very close to a new revelation of who you really are. 
Thought for the day
The paradoxes in the 12 Step program (Surrender to Win (1-3), Suffer to get Well (4-7) and Die to be Reborn (8-12) come alive as we consider the need for reformation and we work the steps of recovery.  Surrender to Win is one that applies to the first 3 steps. We are powerless so we must stop fighting.  We must become less so that he can become more.  This is but the beginning.  When we walk through those doors for the 1st time that is only but a start…it should be however the end of our dependence upon our drug of choice and the beginning of our new life.   Remember…what the caterpillar considers the end, is only the beginning for the butterfly.  We will need to change! 
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  ~Jesus / John 3:3 (NKJV)~

He told them this parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one.  If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.  And no one pours new wine into old wineskins.  If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.  No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.” ~Jesus / Luke 5:36-38 (NIV)~

We know that the persons we used to be were nailed to the cross with Jesus. This was done, so that our sinful bodies would no longer be the slaves of sin. We know that sin doesn’t have power over dead people.  As surely as we died with Christ, we believe we will also live with him.  In the same way, you must think of yourselves as dead to the power of sin.  But Christ Jesus has given life to you, and you live for God. ~Romans 6:6-8,11 (CEV)~


About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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