Endigar 693 ~ A Path to Faith

From the Daily Reflections of February 7;

True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.  (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 33).

My last drunk had landed me in the hospital, totally broken. It was then that I was able to see my past float in front of me. I realized that, through drinking, I had lived every nightmare I had ever had. My own self-will and obsession to drink had driven me into a dark pit of hallucinations, blackouts and despair. Finally beaten, I asked for God’s help. His presence told me to believe. My obsession for alcohol was taken away and my paranoia has since been lifted. I am no longer afraid. I know my life is healthy and sane.

 

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I have faced the reality that faith in alcohol or other mind altering substances will not answer the vast need in my being for a connection and place in this Universe. It cannot be answered with human relationships or stimulation. I need to find my Higher Power and it can only be done in my own personal path of courage. No one can manufacture a life-saving faith for me. It begins with a willingness to believe and a commitment to personal integrity and truth. It ends with an overwhelming surrender of this life to the God of my understanding.

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