Endigar 473 ~ An Ever-Growing Freedom

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 76)

When I finally asked God to remove those things blocking me from Him and the sunlight of the Spirit, I embarked on a journey more glorious than I ever imagined. I experienced a freedom from those characteristics that had me wrapped up in myself. Because of this humbling Step, I feel clean.

I am especially aware of this Step because I’m now able to be useful to God and to my fellows. I know that He has granted me strength to do His bidding and has prepared me for anyone, and anything, that comes my way today. I am truly in His hands, and I give thanks for the joy that I can be useful today.

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I started in the land of isolated self.  I moved out toward others and toward God, asking my Gomu (God of my understanding) to remove the blockades I had well-entrenched along the way.

My Creator,
I am now willing that You should have all of me,
good and bad.
I pray that You now remove from me
every single defect of character which stands in the way
of my usefulness to You and my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here,
to do Your bidding.

Humility road leads through the purgatory of abstinence into the land over there, a place of completed sobriety, actual usefulness, and flooded by the Sunlight of the Spirit.

“Abandon yourself to God as you understand God.  Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows.  Clear away the wreckage of your past.  Give freely of what you find and join us.  We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.

May God bless you and keep you – until then”  (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164)

2 Responses to “Endigar 473 ~ An Ever-Growing Freedom”

  1. Thank you for this post, and keep trudging the road of happy destiny.

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