Daily Thought 04.09.23

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Date: April 9th 2023

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

April 9, 2023
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Step Three
This is the how and why of it. First of all, we had to quit playing God.
It didn’t work. Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life,
God was going to be our Director. He is the Principal; we are His
agents. He is the Father, and we are His children. Most good ideas
are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and
triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 62

Thought to Ponder
Avoidance is not the key; surrender opens the door.

AA-related 'Alconym'
W I L L I N G  =  When I Live Life, I Need God.

A Member Shares:
Good morning, my name is Dale and I am an alcoholic. My surrender to alcoholism followed a sincere prayer to a Higher Power. Between that and plain old fear of drinking again, I managed to muddle through that first year without drinking. Then I found a group with a lot of old-timers, and they demonstrated to me that it was possible to live without alcohol. But it was a very long time in AA before I finally turned over my will and my life to the care of my Higher Power. And that happened because, at that time, my life was in a complete state of disarray. I wasn't thinking about drinking but everything was just wrong. I knew, because I had been paying attention, that a Higher Power was the solution. In the end, I managed to give up my control, essentially letting go of my ego, and asking God to guide my steps. What a sense of relief I felt when I was able to do that. A phrase that I heard early on in AA helped me. Fake It Till You Make It. I wasn't able to surrender to God, but I knew it was possible and I wanted to believe that one day I would. That belief finally paid off. Thank you.

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