Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we’ll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.
One issue that recovering sex and porn addicts sometimes have with Step 2 centers on the words ‘power greater than ourselves.’ Many of us immediately connect this language with the God and organized religion of our childhood. For some of us, this is helpful. For others, not so much. The good news is that there is no right wrong way to define ‘power greater than ourselves.’ If we choose to include a formalized version of God and religion in our definition of ‘power greater than ourselves,’ great. If not, we can think about 12-step fellowships, loved ones, and others who support our recovery as that power.
Task for Today
Consider the many possible meanings of ‘power greater than ourselves.’