Recovery Is Not Guaranteed

I can trust myself today. I can go from point A to point B without disappearing for a few days to feed the beast within. I no longer fear my beast, instead I have found a deep understanding and respect. I know that as long as I acknowledge my disease, I will be okay. I know that a “slip” is possible at any time, and any where. I am learning to take care of me from the inside out. There are so many important Steps for me to take, and I know that I will never be perfect at any of them – with the exception of the First Step – I am powerless over alcohol. As long as I make the conscious decision not to drink, my life will continue to improve, one Step at a time. So I ask, in prayer, that “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” I am in the hands of the Master, to do His will as He commands it, and for me that means service to others through the Program of A.A.


3 thoughts on “Recovery Is Not Guaranteed

  1. A good exercise for me is to contrast sobriety now (with emotional ups and downs but overall content) with sobriety while drinking and the white-knuckle hell and just constant remorse–the crazy merry-go-round. Life is much better now!

  2. My Sponsor says Recovery is guaranteed by the Steps and His Grace as we see in The Promises.
    Now I need to talk to her about it cuz I’m confused.
    She says It Works If You Work It.

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