AA Thought for the Day
April 7, 2019
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We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve
contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is
a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities.
"How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done."
These are thoughts which must go with us constantly.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85
Thought to Ponder
I cannot do God’s will my way.
W O W = Willingness Over Willpower.
A Member Shares:
Hi All. Darrell, alcoholic. My spiritual maintenance is a daily situation in my life. I've come to understand, and realize that when I ask God's will in my life, I try to keep my will out of it. For being selfish and self-centered, I came to realize my prayers were about me. That is not the way it works. It works when I surrender to God's will. And sometimes I do not know what God's will is for me, but the one thing I do know, is He wants me sober. I love nature and walking and being outside, and have incorporated walks into my daily maintenance. It helps me to quiet the sometimes inner storms. Just to be, and know that God IS. Working the steps helps me stay centered of what I must do daily and opens new doors and lets the sunlight of the Spirit shine through. I am a miracle of God's grace and so grateful for this program of life. It's powerful to not be living in chaos, struggle and turmoil, and to not be dragged through life by my disease, but to live free in the program and actually see the promises come true in my life. Thanks for letting me share.
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