AA Thought for the Day
August 29, 2021
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Fit Spiritual Condition
We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality—safe
and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has
been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are
we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we
keep in fit spiritual condition.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85
Thought to Ponder
If you want to stay protected, you have to be connected.
S T E P S = Solutions Through Each Powerful Step.
A Member Shares:
Welcome if you are new to A.A., returning or are visiting us today. I'm Charlie J and I have Alcoholism. It's that, "fit spiritual condition" thing. When I was new and for some time after stopping, I was not even close to being spiritually fit. Now that may not mean much to someone else but to me it points out the real Grace of God. Why do I believe that? As defective as I was in my thinking, then in all aspects of my life, I stayed stopped! How with no experience at being sober or living sober was I able to stay stopped? That to me this is the essence of Grace. Until the time came that I could take full responsibility for my own recovery, a Higher Power showed me pity and then its Grace, and continued to remove my obsession to drink. That responsibility has been working to apply the 12 Steps in every aspect of my daily life. Do I do that perfectly? Of course not. I do it to the best of my ability. And based on my willingness to walk toward the spiritual principles I found in the 12 Steps, I am granted God's Grace. Also as bonus, I have a reprieve from the toxic effects of my defects of character, of my corrupted Human nature. Those instincts gone wild if you will. Sure I still have them all but there isn't much room for them today while working to live a more spiritual way of life. The spiritual goal for me each day is to move toward the altruistic way of life. There is a book that has all the directions in it to live this new way of life. That book is, Alcoholics Anonymous. Thank you.
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