Thursday, April 23, 2009

To My Alcoholic Friend

Dear Friend:

I am tired of seeing people trying to help you only to hear you say "No one cares".

I feel like I'm attached to the back of a runaway train, I need to let go.

I can't continue to work harder than you.

You lie to me, your family, your friends, and then wonder why no one respects you.

The drama you bring makes it "all about you".... it's a selfish choice.

We find a bottle in your vehicle and you act like someone else put it there.

I see the destruction you're leaving around you, the hearts you're breaking, yet you're oblivious.

You say that life would be better for everyone if you weren't around... are you kidding me?

On my own strength, I have no other ideas, energy, or words that can make you change.

I can't help you.

But I do know this.

Your best years can be ahead of you.

You can turn your feet the other direction and take steps to life, purpose, and respect.

You are loved. By me, your family, and your friends.

When your turn and take steps, people will be by your side. I will be by your side.

You can leave a legacy that will count, your life can influence scores of people around you.

Your past can be forgiven.

You matter to God.

He can help you.

I leave you in His hands... I'm praying for you...



Mark

2 comments:

theschellers said...

Our greatest ability to minister comes from our greatest weakness opened up to God to make clean.

Hopeful for friend.

Kathy Guy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Thanks for sharing. Kathy