Endigar 696 ~ I Don’t Run the Show

From the Daily Reflections of February 10;

When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn’t. What was our choice to be? (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 53).

Today my choice is God. He is everything. For this I am truly grateful. When I think I am running the show I am blocking God from my life. I pray I can remember this when I allow myself to get caught up into self. The most important thing is that today I am willing to grow along spiritual lines, and that God is everything. When I was trying to quit drinking on my own, it never worked; with God and A.A., it is working. This seems to be a simple thought for a complicated alcoholic

 

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If there is an area that I decide I cannot trust my God to provide power and guidance, that one area will become a source of isolated self-will for me. This particular brand of selfishness will make that area more important than all others. The isolated self-will of my addiction will gain control once it gains my attention. I know that for me, my devotions have to be all or nothing in the face of this disease that is so prone to chronic recurrence. If I progressively entrust more and more to the God of my understanding, I will grow in serenity, power, and wisdom.

 

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