There are many forms of addiction: alcohol, drugs, sex…. I think that maybe the most powerful addiction is power.
As the brave people in AA know, a key to reining in your addiction is humbling yourself before God. Discovering your proper place in the world.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had recovery meetings for the egomaniacs in government, to overcome their addiction to power? Yes, at some point God Himself will take them down, as He always does with tyrants. But that comes at quite a price, especially for the power addict.
Better to make God your friend. than your enemy.
“At the core of recovery is acceptance and submission to God, a recognition that we cannot do it on our own, that we rely on God and can only find the strength to endure and persevere if we attach ourselves to Him. In the heart of the meeting, attendees have the opportunity to share. I was blown away by the insight, depth and sincerity of those who opened their hearts.”
“Whether during praying, while driving, cooking, exercising or simply sitting still, talk to God in your own words, ask Him for help with what you need that day, thank Him for the blessings and gifts in your life and when you are done, spend a moment in quiet meditation and see if you can hear Him talking back to you.”