Endigar 578 ~ A Daily Tune-Up

From the Daily Reflections of October 17;

Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities.   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 85)

How do I maintain my spiritual condition? For me it’s quite simple: on a daily basis I ask my Higher Power to grant me the gift of sobriety for that day! I have talked to many alcoholics who have gone back to drinking and I always ask them: “Did you pray for sobriety the day you took your first drink?” Not one of them said yes. As I practice Step Ten and try to keep my house in order on a daily basis, I have the knowledge that if I ask for a daily reprieve, it will be granted.

 

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It seems to me, that the contributor is trying to help those who relapsed to find their part in it, as well as how to maintain distance from the relapse.  Finding my part in something that happens to me is not the same as holding or being held accountable for a crime committed in a Life’s court.  I am not turning myself over to the authorities for my misdeeds.  I am going back to a place where I have experienced failure and seeking out something, anything, where I played a part in my tragedy.  In the recovery program, this skill is the beginning of overcoming areas of personal powerlessness.  The vision of God’s will in all my activities is the vindication and power of GOMU (God of my understanding) in my life.  It begins with a daily habit of discovering my part, useful or useless, and letting it catalyze my internal power to live and prosper.

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