AA Thought for the Day
August 19, 2018
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Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which
used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing
for us what we could not do for ourselves.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 84
Thought to Ponder
Are these extravagant promises? We think not.
A C T I O N = Any Change To Improve Our Nature.
A Member Shares:
I'm Larry and I'm an alcoholic. The reading is part of step nine. Making our amends and what to expect after. When I first started in AA I saw the ninth step and like many newcomers, I thought now there's something I can get started on right away. And I made a bunch of apologies to people I felt I had slighted through my drinking. But that was all nonsense and newcomer misinformation. First I had to know what an amend is. And it isn't an apology. It may include an apology but the apology isn't the amend. An amend is a change. To set something right through change. Our steps are in order for a reason. My early apologies came from a person that hadn't changed much yet. So they meant little and they had little effect on who they were directed at. I hadn't done my inventory and discovered what needed changed. I hadn't prayed and asked God to remove my grosser defects that I found in my early inventory taking. I was still that mixed up person with alcoholic thinking. But after we have done steps one through eight, if we have been painstaking, we are now quite different. We have developed a strong relationship with a power greater than ourselves and have changed to the point that when we try to set a relationship right....... we have changed sufficiently to make that change permanent and meaningful.
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