"We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined.”
~ Alcoholics Anonymous ~
Throughout the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous we are reminded that we have made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of something greater than ourselves. This is not a one-time decision. As we go through our day it is recommended that we say to ourselves “Thy will be done”. This simple prayer can act almost like a pause button in our life when truly taken to heart. When we practice and gain the ability to go to something greater, to truly internalize this idea, we put ourselves in a position to look at any situation for what it truly is and not just what we perceive it to be. Life goes on. It will continue to go on. The sooner we are able to accept life on life’s terms, the sooner we will be able to face whatever obstacles we view as insurmountable. Life is not out to get us. Life is simply happening. The tools we are given are meant to help us climb over these obstacles and grow. The Big Book reminds us that spirituality is the way of strength. Practicing these tools on a consistent basis helps us to grow stronger, and closer to this power that we believe can restore us to sanity. Accept life for what it is, practice these tools, and go with the flow.
Questions for Our Consideration
1. Am I saying my Third Step Prayer everyday?
2. When in doubt, am I leaning on my Higher Power for the answers?
3. Am I practicing the daily disciplines of this program?
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