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Powerlessness - Recovered 1047

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Release Date: 12/11/2019

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Powerlessness is not meant to disempower. Although you may be powerless in the fact that you struggle with addiction and have no control over it, you are not powerless over the actions you can take because of that knowledge. By accepting the things you cannot change and understanding that it’s possible to change the things that are within your control, you open yourself up to options that can help you heal.

Tonight, we talk about Powerlessness

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Powerlessness is not meant to disempower. Although you may be powerless in the fact that you struggle with addiction and have no control over it, you are not powerless over the actions you can take because of that knowledge. By accepting the things you cannot change and understanding that it’s possible to change the things that are within your control, you open yourself up to options that can help you heal.

Tonight, we talk about Powerlessness

We live in a society that tells us we should be able to figure out our problems and overcome challenges on our own; that if we can’t, we’re weak. Being open to trying something new requires a great deal of courage because it’s an admission that you don’t have all the answers.

What comes first to mind?

What does powerlessness mean to you?
Did you think you could limit your drug/alcohol use?
How did you finally admit you were powerless over alcohol?
How are you powerless over alcohol?

What is the difference between powerlessness and helplessness?

How does being powerless affect your behavior

What do you have control over?

How is acceptance and powerlessness related?

When is will power good?
When is willpower bad?

How is acknowledging powerlessness liberating?


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Final Thoughts?
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We asked our listeners,
What do you try to control most?

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What would be your answer?
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Powerlessness

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What would you say to the new guy about Powerlessness?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.