I Should Be Commited!

Pay attention to your commitments. While many of us fear committing, it’s good to weigh the cost of any commitment we are considering. We need to feel consistently positive that it’s an appropriate commitment for us. Many of us have a history of jumping – leaping headfirst – into commitments without weighing the cost and the possible consequences of that particular commitment. When we get in, we find that we do not really want to commit, and feel trapped.
Be patient. Do some soul searching. Wait for a clear answer. We need to make our commitments not in urgency or panic but in quiet confidence that what we are committing to is right for us. If something within says no, find the courage to trust that voice. We don’t have to commit out of urgency, impulsivity, or fear. We are entitled to ask, Will this be good for me? We are entitled to ask if this commitment feels right.

Today, God, guide me in making my commitments. Help me say yes to what is in my highest good, and no to what isn’t. I will give serious consideration before I commit myself to any activity or person. I will take the time to consider if the commitment is really what I want.



7 thoughts on “I Should Be Commited!

  1. 22
    And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone— even alcohol.
    When A.A. found me, I thought I was in for a struggle, and that A.A. might provide the strength I needed to beat alcohol. Victorious in that fight, who knows what other battles I could win. I would need to be strong, though. All my previous experience with life proved that. Today I do not have to struggle or exert my will. If I take those Twelve Steps and let my Higher Power do the real work, my alcohol problem disappears all by itself. My living problems also cease to be struggles. I just have to ask whether acceptance—or change—is required. It is not my will, but His, that needs doing.
    From the book Daily Reflections
    Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

    Your soul, once it begins to turn inward, is brought under this… law of central tendency. It… gradually falls toward its proper center, which is God. – Madame Guyon

    I don’t know this lady but since this inclusion is part of Richard J Foster’s treatise on prayer or “Finding the Heart’s True Home” my conclusion would be that she is one of God’s ladies. And where do these good people who purport to speak to us of spiritual truths get these ideas from?
    An honest answer may be from some holy place, perhaps even directly from Him.

    And from where does the mysterious force arise which takes away dastardly obsessions and compulsions?

    All I know for certain is suddenly and mysteriously it was gone.

    Aren’t we given the promise that; “We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves”.

  2. I’m grateful AA has brought to me a higher level of consciousness with God as i understand him. Think I’ll pray today that I don’t forget to pray when i should or need to and more often. God bless!

  3. My most important commitment today is to go to sleep sober and at peace. This is also my commitment tomorrow and the next day, next day etc. With the help of AA and God, this is my recovery and commitment process. Nothing is more important

  4. All good stuff.
    I have found, over the years of building scar tissue, it is really good to check my underlying motive in taking on commitments.
    This requires, dare I say it, honesty, patience, awareness and a wee bit of time. I need to be especially sure I am being right sized, empathic and have sought direction.
    All new stuff for me when I came into the rooms…and still a daily challenge. Thanks to you guys I now know where to go for direction.
    Grateful for the gift.

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