To BELIEVE and to HAVE FAITH was the message on my key that I was given by my older sister approximately 2 years ago when I was struggling to recover from the throes of heroin addiction.
I was new to sobriety and had already steadfastly declared my powerlessness over my disease of addiction but was really struggling with believing in a Higher Power that could restore me to sanity and having faith in that power...
I was gifted with my key and have held onto it since then, and am proud to be able to say that I now have almost 18 months of sobriety... and most importantly I have a God of my understanding that I continue to cultivate a relationship with and that relationship continues to evolve and amaze me.
My key has given me strength and helped me to not only believe and have faith in that higher power, but also to believe in myself... it has given me strength to walk through fear and doubt... it has given me reassurance that everything would work out as it's supposed to, according to God's will, and although maybe not to my liking, but for my own good, for me to receive a lesson.
I've decided to gift my key to my sponsor in recovery who is struggling with some really hard times in life. She's stressed at work, getting married in 2 weeks and her grandfather is dying. She continues to walk through her hardships, but her heart is broken. I can only hope that this key will help her in the way that it has helped me.