AA Thought for the Day
November 29, 2020
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Lack of Power
Our human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient;
they failed utterly. Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find
a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than
ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power?
Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable
you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 45
Thought to Ponder
Willpower ... our will-ingness to use a Higher Power.
B I G B O O K = Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge.
A Member Shares:
My name is Mark, I am all alcoholic. Everything about me is alcoholic and I love to tell myself I have the right to be dysfunctional because of it. But I don't need to anymore. I received the gift of sobriety, I didn't do that myself. I found a Power much greater than myself. I never expected that to happen, but he was always there. What's on my mind after reading is one line; "We are without defense against the first drink." I believe that is amazingly important to see, realize, ponder, wonder and ask myself questions about til I know everything about that. I better know everything about that line there is to know, since I can't control that. And it sets the terrible cycle in motion killing me. The problem centers in the mind, not in the body. And it cannot be overcome by my own power, while I might believe I can. That's the crux of the problem I'd say. Lacking the Power to live, having this obsession. Pushing all ideas aside, including good ones, for one overwhelming idea, the obsession; I can control my drinking. I cannot, without any doubt. And since I can't fix that myself, I have no choice but to accept a power outside of me, to be found within me. Bigger than me. Able to do things I cannot. That Power keeps me sober. That is none of my business anymore. No indirect control either. Or smart invisible ways to control while no one can catch me. And I am free today. So grateful. Thank You God, thank you principles, thank you all.
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