Step 7: Humility – Holly’s Story about Drug Addiction Recovery

Step 7: Humility – Holly’s Story about Drug Addiction Recovery


I had the house. I had the job. I had my education. I had a graduate degree. I was a Division I athlete. But I couldn’t find happiness. I had thrown away
everything for drugs. I just knew that I
needed my pain to stop. And the only thing that I
could think of at that moment was that I needed to go home. And I didn’t understand
any other way to do it. The next morning,
or the next day, or two days later–I’m not
really sure–I woke up, and I was really cold. I couldn’t move,
and it scared me. I lay there for probably
about eight hours until I could get my
faculties and my strength back enough that I could
actually go down the mountain. And I slept for,
I think, two days. And my roommate
finally came up to me and she said, “I’m
really worried about you. What’s going on?” And I just started crying, and
I told her exactly what I did. And she took me immediately
to an emergency room, and they put me in a
psychiatric hospital. And I knew exactly where
I needed to go after. My brother has been such
a good role model for me throughout my life. I could feel something
different in his home. I felt this love and the way
that his family communicated. I knew that’s what I wanted. All the steps are in order
for a very specific reason. I believe that step
7 is exactly where it needs to be, is because after
you confess all of your wrongs, all of a sudden, all
these little things start bubbling up. Those are the
character weaknesses. Those are what drive
us to do what we did. Step 7 is where I
asked Heavenly Father to remove my shortcomings. Something very, very powerful
and spiritual and sacred happened. I felt my Father in
Heaven’s arms around me, and I felt His love. And I knew that everything
was going to be OK. It was made very clear
to me at that moment that I had some work to do. It was not something
that was going to be something easy to overcome. Everyone has problems. Everyone has struggles. But some days it
feels impossible even with the program,
even with the gospel. One of the sayings
that I go back to is “God gives His
toughest battles to His strongest soldiers.” I don’t walk around
happy every day. I walk around with peace. Whatever has happened in
my life, if I submitted to His plan and if I was truly
honest about my weaknesses, I knew that everything
was going to be OK.

19 comments

  1. I am SO hapy te church did these REAL stories! Watching these my heart hurt for these people but I could feel our Heavenly Fathers love for each of these people and I watched jut 2 videos! So may I just say hallelujah for our inspired church leaders!

  2. I love you big sis! You are an inspiration to everyone. You are a soldier. You are the essence of Pure Love. You've gone through the refiners fire to be the perfect instrument to help those that are going through similar struggles, past, present and future. Love (God) needed one of the most powerful images of him to reflex his image which is Love. As I sit here crying at my desk it brings me tears and feelings of PURE LOVE. I love you Holly! Carry on. I'm here with you to spread the message of LOVE. 🙂

  3. Bowing down to absolute power is the greatest thing. Almost virtually giving up your life to higher power and letting go of the past mistakes. This is what recovery is all about.

  4. THANK U FOR SHARING !!
    AS I TX, IM ON WAY YOWORK, SO LATER, I WILL HAVE MORE MONEY, ONE OF MY MAJOR TRIGGERS !!! ON MY WAY TO WORK__ I HAVE THAT CHANCE TO THINK. MY MAJOR TRIGGER TO DO DRUGS, HAS JUST BECAME. MY MAJOR TRIGGER FOR INDEPENDENCE: SELF RESPECT AND SO FORTH !
    MY ASSOCIATES HAVE BECAME. DEAD PREDIDENTS !!!
    STILL, I WILL HUMBLE MYSELF. L NEED TO REFRAME FROM MT TENDENCY TO BE HAUGHTY AT TIMES.
    MOST HIGH. ALMIGHTY, LET NOT MY MINND BE HAUGHTY AND LET ME NOT EXERCISE MYSELF IN THINGS THAT ARE TOO HIGH. FOR ME . THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!

  5. I threw my life away
    I hid it so none could see
    Then, I tried to end it one day
    But suicide failed me
    After detox, I sought
    A safe place in which to cleanse
    All my character flaws
    That founded my addictive sins
    I prayed to Heavenly Father
    And I felt wrapped in His arms
    From this, I was able to gather
    Grace to stay safe from harm
    I knew I'd shortcomings
    And I would struggle each day
    But, I knew that everything
    Too, was going to be o.k.

  6. Moral of the Story? Do Not Judge anyone by What YOU See…. Love Everyone Unconditonally cause you never know what is going on in their life even if you know the reason WHY you don't know their life Regardless of what You may think.

    what we need to worry on is loving them what god needs to worry about is Judging them….

  7. after years of depending on alcohol I'm going to my first meeting tomorrow. . thank you for sharing your experience

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