Endigar 535 ~ Reconstruction

From September 4th’s Daily Reflections;

Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead. . . .   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83)

The reconstruction of my life is the prime goal in my recovery as I avoid taking that first drink, one day at a time. The task is most successfully accomplished by working the Steps of our Fellowship. The spiritual life is not a theory; it works, but I have to live it. Step Two started me on my journey to develop a spiritual life; Step Nine allows me to move into the final phase of the initial Steps which taught me how to live a spiritual life. Without the guidance and strength of a Higher Power, it would be impossible to proceed through the various stages of reconstruction. I realize that God works for me and through me. Proof comes to me when I realize that God did for me what I could not do for myself, by removing that gnawing compulsion to drink. I must continue daily to seek God’s guidance. He grants me a daily reprieve and will provide the power I need for reconstruction.

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Reconstruction may be the primary goal for some people.  Restoration of marriages and family may be the path for some members of this fellowship.  There are some of us that simply cannot restore what has been lost.  Making amends becomes a way of accepting that reality and letting it go.  It may involve construction of things we have never experienced before.  An open mind, a willing heart and a living spirit is the primary goal of my recovery.

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