WOW.. A very powerful read in my opinion!
The “perfect companion” vs. THE PERFECT COMPANION
The one who feels lost, alone, and overwhelmed finds an eerie comfort in the arms of alcohol.
Alcohol listens when nobody else has time, soothes bitter realities that nobody can make go away, doesn’t rebuke or interrupt negative thinking and offers immediate comfort. It even alleviates physical pain, stress, and brings sleep or laughter- the most vital elements of human relief.
Alcohol becomes the primary relationship ~ the “perfect companion” always there to meet an immediate need that other relationships fail to do. Immediate family and close friends fall to the background.
This “perfect companion” begins to show up anytime, anywhere. She is without boundaries.
Parents, spouses, children, siblings, friends are very aware of her presence, she is an Un-welcomed guest. But the one who invited her “perfect companion” to the party believes she is perfectly hidden.
This belief trickles over into all facets of the life of the one who feels lost, alone and overwhelmed.
In order for this “perfect relationship” to continue, hiding becomes the norm. Stories are created to protect the “perfect relationship” and anyone who comes up against these stories is pushed away. In fact, anyone who challenges these stories is seen as the “imperfect companion”.
The ones who are trustworthy and true become the enemies, the spies, the threat to the “perfect relationship”. Reality is flipped upside down and spun for all those involved. Intentions are misunderstood. The definition of love becomes blurry. All feel impacted by the downward spin cycle but nobody can seem to stop it.
This “perfect companion” eventually deadens the VOICE of TRUTH, VOICE of REASON, VOICE of LOVE. The one who feels lost can’t find THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE. She/He has numbed every part of their physical, emotional and spiritual self.- poisoning body, soul and mind. This “perfect companion” has the one who is lost, alone and overwhelmed wrapped up so tightly he/ she is no longer able to feel His touch, Hear His Voice or Hold on to His Truth.
Now the only PERFECT COMPANION is shut out. He will not share space in the souls of His Beloveds.
He is the only one designed to truly meet our most desperate needs. He goes by the very names of “Comforter”, “Deliverer”, “Advocate”, “Friend” “All-Knowing” “The ONE Who sees”, “Healer”, “Redeemer”.
He does not demand to be invited to the party, But if He is, true miracles can happen. Not only water to wine, but wine to LIVING WATER. A Cleansing, refreshing, soul-quenching, life-giving drink of something that doesn’t promise to take away the pain- but promises to be WITHIN the pain. A drink that will not overwhelm but promises to OVERCOME. A PERFECT COMPANIoN that will LEAD the lost to TRUTH and HOPE and the WAY out—Anonymous