AA Thought for the Day
November 14, 2021
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Truth About Yourself
In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we
could not do for ourselves. We hope you are convinced now that
God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.
If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser
handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being so you have
swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) pp. 70 - 71
Thought to Ponder
If I have the courage to begin, I have the courage to succeed.
F A I T H = Facing All, Intuitively Trusting Him.
A Member Shares:
I'm Eddy and I am an alcoholic. The big chunks of truth I had to face was I was piece of crap. I only cared about drinking. I hurt and abandoned anyone who stood in the way of it. I was morally and spiritually corrupt. I had to swallow that pill. It wasn't easy. I believe everyone is blind to themselves. I know I was. But looking at it after that inventory, I asked myself what my part in it was. I looked at how I repeated the same abusive patterns and I came to grips that I am not all perfect like I want others to think I am. It's not all pretty and perfect and neat. It's messy and confusing. That's why I got a sponsor. I couldn't make it work without help. The truth is, I am me. Beautiful, complicated, ugly at times. I don't try to pretend anymore. I just stay honest and call myself on the old behaviors. I talk in meetings and share. I talk to my sponsor and he helps me understand what the steps are. I pray all of the time anymore. I feel lost if I don't give it to God. Truth is hard to face, but I don't have to do it alone, and I don't know if I ever could have. I own me. I own my mess and I own cleaning it up. I give credit to you all and God because again, I couldn't do it on my own. Thank you and love you all.
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