AA Thought for the Day
April 14, 2019
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Three Pertinent Ideas
Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our
personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:
(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.
(c) That God could and would if He were sought.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85
Thought to Ponder
I can't, God can, I'll ask Him to.
G I F T = God Is Forever There.
A Member Shares:
Liz, grateful alcoholic. I just was thinking about a part of the reading. The A, B, and C. For many years, I relied on others to "fix" me, especially my father. He was one I always knew I could count on and nothing bad would ever happen to me. Then there have been other family members and friends and sponsors. It never once occurred to me that God could and would if he were sought. So these days I pray to him first if I have a "situation." If that isn't helping I will call my sponsor and then friends, etc. But Step 3 made me realize the importance of God in all my affairs.
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