1 year sobriety!

Today is a big day for me!

1 year sobriety✨

This means a lot to me because 1 yr ago I didn’t know what my future would look like without alcohol.

When I gave it up completely, my mind & body went into panic. How would I survive without wine for the rest of my life?

I learned that I was so dependent on alcohol. I relied on it to cope with stress. I didn’t know how to cope with stress in healthy ways like exercising, prayer, yoga, running, meditating, reading a book, taking baths or talking to someone I could trust about my anxious thoughts, fears or concerns.

I didn’t know how to have fun at social events without a glass of wine in my hand. I thought I was more fun if I drank.

I worried about people not liking me anymore if I didn’t drink. I looked up at billboards & commercials they bombarded me with ads how alcohol was so fun . But they don’t talk about how alcohol ruins families and causes many deaths in the U.S.

People ask me “Reyna, I didn’t know you had a problem with alcohol, why did you stop drinking?” The truth is I stopped drinking bc alcohol ruined my life in so many ways. I was sick & tired of it controlling my life.

People around me drank to much and acted out in ways that were not safe and kind.

I saw loved ones in pain due to their loved ones drinking excessively.

I grew up hurt bc of it & started repeating the behavior & hurt people too bc I too abused alcohol.

I hurt my mind & body for putting alcohol in my system for so many years. Have you ever looked at the brain of someone that doesn’t drink and someone that does? It’s crazy! God has blessed me with this body to fulfill His plan here on Earth. I must treated it right & nourish it well. My body thanks me for letting go of those toxins. It also thanked me for getting my life healthy in so many ways. I now have boundaries for myself, what I will allow and not allow in my life.

Alcohol is no longer allowed to control me. It has no place in my mind, body or soul.

This is 1 of my biggest accomplishments. It’s a one day at a time process.

I celebrate myself today! It was not easy but so worth it!

Set free but still bounded?

God breaks the things that bind us daily.

Live abundantly free!

“Many of us are struggling with mental, emotional and spiritual shackles. These shackles weighed us down to the point of exhaustion. We feel tormented, restless, and tempted to hopelessness.”

Lecrea

It’s a choice to live in freedom. It’s a daily surrender. A choice not to pick up our past sin.

I’ve had my days when I want to go back to drinking alcohol again. I try and justify how I just want to do some wine tasting or I just want to go to a beer garden. I am the only one that knows what alcohol and anger did to my spirit. Even though you may say but Reyna, it’s just wine and beer, the truth is my life is better without it, my mind, body and spirit thank me that I am no longer bounded by the spirit of addiction and anger. I am set free! ✨ In 15 days I celebrate 1year free from alcohol. As I come to my 1yr mark I’ve been having temptations to drink again. Isn’t that funny how that happens?!? What I’ve worked hard for the enemy wants me to throw it away. Not today, Satan!

Did you know you could be set free but still bounded?

That was me for many years. I believed in God. I was serving the Lord with all my heart but I was still a slave to alcohol, lust, anger, sugar and over spending.

God wants us to live an abundant life. What is the one thing he is asking you to let go of? Live Abundantly free!

“Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John‬ ‭8:34-36‬ ‭NIV‬‬

If you gave up something or are celebrating a sobriety date pls comment below I love to pray 🙏🏽 for you!