The Greatness Of A Power

My struggle with my addiction to alcohol, has been curtailed by the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous . . . and my Higher Power. It is a multifaceted, multi-layered plan of action that is defined in the Big Book. It is a life-changing, life altering plan of action that lasts a life time. It takes my dedication, and my willingness to be open to change and growth – for it will not happen without these important Twelve Steps to recovery – and that I can promise you. I have been witness to the miracle of recovery time and again in the Program, just as I have also been witness to the demise and ruin of those who fail to grasp the concept of a Higher Power. Their struggle is a long and arduous one that ends in death for many. In the Program, death can be viewed as an “easy out” when it comes to the complete demoralization that can bring an alcoholic to their knees. I am grateful to have been blessed to have found my Higher Power. He is with me always, but that is not to say that I can rest on my laurels as alcoholism is a cunning foe, and it requires not only my diligence but my dedication as well. I am open to faith in a God of my understanding. I am open to the power of the Program, and I am open to the world I live in . . . I embrace my world, I embrace the Program and I embrace my Higher Power!!

Photo courtesy of Tom S
Photo courtesy of Tom S

6 thoughts on “The Greatness Of A Power

  1. I was told the most important realisation about my “Higher Power” was that it wasn’t me.
    It’s taken a long time for that realisation to soak into this skull of mine and to actually act that way.
    Grateful for the Fellowship

  2. Top of the morning family,
    Front site on target reflection, “power”.
    Nice pic, thanks Tom S

    Step 1, I have no power.
    Step2, I need power.
    Step3, God of my understanding has power.
    Self-thinking has me believing that my Creator only helps me when I have gone as far as I can go. Then and only then will I receive His strength and power.
    Whether my struggles are spiritual, emotional, or physical, I can rely on the Divine Mercy to help me. All I have to do is admit I’m powerless to help myself- simple but not always easy.
    It’s a good day to have a good day.

    12&12 Step Three, p.36
    And the facts seem to be these: The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are.
    12&12 Step Seven, p.72
    As long as we placed self-reliance first, a genuine reliance upon a Higher Power was out of the question.

  3. Pg 58 BB: “If you have decided you want what what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it–then you are ready to take certain steps.”
    It took me a few attempts to accept this powerful message. With the support from God, my sponsor and the AA fellowship I was able to start and complete the 12 step program of recovery. The 12 step program is a process and every day I practice one or more steps. I also practice an important principle from the BB: That my will and my life are focused to grow along spiritual lines.
    If God brings you to it (spirituality & Soberiety) He will bring you through it!

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