How far is Any Lengths?

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How far is Any Lengths?

Postby Dallas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:17 am

"Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be." (pg 79)


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Postby GeoffS » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:39 pm

One step further than we are comfortable with?

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Postby knny913 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:07 pm

My sponsor always told me that " we go as far as we can..... and one step further."

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Postby Dallas » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:13 pm

Sounds reasonable to me! :wink:

When I was a newcomer -- my sponsor spent a good deal of his time having to remind me that "I had made a decision to go to any lengths!" :lol:

Thank God for sponsors!


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Postby CK Stealth » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:30 am

I think I've already fufilled the 'one step further' just by going to my first meeting this past Monday evening... :lol: . I'm taking this Friday off to visit a of couple more meetings. For the past eleven years of heavy solo drinking I have prayed to my HP to please wave the magic wand and heal this affliction. Now I realize that fellowship is one experience I need to embrace. I have a feeling I'll be taking many steps further. :shock:

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Postby gunner48 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:40 pm

When I got to AA my first sponsor Bryan said to me. John if I had a magic wand that would take away all your troubles and pain I would not use it on you. I would deprieve you of your right to know God.
Work hard at developing that personal relationship with God. Each step we take is worth it.

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Postby sober1988 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:46 pm

One step further... Let's see, that means (to me) surrender. Being willing to go to any lengths in order to stay sober. Realizing that no matter how long I stay sober, I will ALWAYS need to be willing to take that extra step in order to stay sober odaat. I can not afford to close my big book and say, "okay, i've done the steps, stayed sober x amount of years, so now I'm cured" doesn't work that way.

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Postby Sermon » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:18 am

I've found that my any lengths has grown the longer I stay in the rooms. When I first got here my any lengths started off with a prayer just thanking GOD each day for keeping me sober that day, then making coffee for the group or giving a ride to someone else who didn't have a car. I stayed alittle longer and I started talking to the new comers about my experience, strength, and hope. Alittle further along I picked up a chair position on the Tuesday Night group and came up with a topic out of either the BB or approved litterature every week. I was asked to sponsor a new comer that came into the room one night, so I went to any length to make sure he was on the right track. So the further I go on drudging the road to happiness the more resonsibility I take on. I'm sure that there is more to come and I'm willing for the ride. As long as I've got my seatbelt on and God is driving I will be right where I need to be at the right time.

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Postby Dallas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:22 pm

Thanks for sharing! I appreciate you!

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