Lionback wrote:3. Made a decision..to turn my will and my life over to the care of a
God I understood
When i accepted the fact I was powerless , I also needed a greater power to restore me to sanity..If I belive and accept this . making a decison was alredy done.
my making a decison to attend AA meetings (meeting I initially didn't want to) was doing God's will.. for me ..to reinforce this (when I understood what had happened )I wrote the date down in my big book so that I know I have turned my will and my life over. this action of writing the date down gives me peace and security of a decison completed.
The hard part is to do Step 3 every day, even when things are going well
Big Book wrote: Chapter 6 of the book -- Alcoholics Anonymous
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along. We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past. We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime. Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code.
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee-Thy will (not mine) be done." These are thoughts which must go with us constantly. We can exercise our will power along this line all we wish. It is the proper use of the will.
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee-Thy will (not mine) be done." These are thoughts which must go with us constantly.
Step 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve
our conscious contact with God as we understood
Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us
and the power to carry that out.
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