BRC Recovery, Spearhead Lodge & Makana Path Alumni
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Weekly Focal Point
"No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others."

~ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous ~

The Importance of Sharing Your Story

Being in a fellowship geared towards service, we learn early on how to brew the coffee, take out the trash or greet the newcomers so that they feel comfortable in our meetings. Then the day comes when we are asked to share our experience, strength and hope by telling our story in a speaker meeting. We say yes knowing that this is an opportunity to give back what was freely given to us. But then fears sets in. We may wonder what we have to offer, if our story matches up with some of the most shocking ones we have heard, we worry how we will perceived if we stumble over our words with nerves. We forget that the main focus of telling our story is showing the newcomer how we got sober and grew into a life of abundance. We are being called to recognize and trust the process. We are afforded the chance to talk about the steps we have worked, the principles we practice and the disciplines in place to obtain a life worth living. We get to share a glimpse into the darkness and more importantly a display of the light. This is an opportunity we must not miss!  
Questions for Our Consideration
1. When being asked to tell your story, are you saying yes? Do you find yourself coming up quickly with excuses as to why you shouldn't offer that service?

2. Have you written inventory on your fear around this opportunity and worked through that with your Higher Power and your sponsor?

3. Have you asked yourself if telling your story has become about your ego or about pulling the newcomer with a vision of sobriety? 
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