Acceptance (Daily Reflections)

We admitted we couldn’t lick alcohol with our own remaining resources, and so we accepted the further fact that dependence upon a Higher Power (if only our A.A. group) could do this hitherto impossible job. The moment we were able to accept these facts fully, our release from the alcohol compulsion had begun.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 109
Freedom came to me only with my acceptance that I could turn my will and my life over to the care of my Higher Power, whom I call God. Serenity seeped into the chaos of my life when I accepted that what I was going through was life, and that God would help me through my difficulties – and much more, as well. Since then He has helped me through all of my difficulties! When I accept situations as they are, not as I wish them to be, then I can begin to grow and have serenity and peace of mind.
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7 thoughts on “Acceptance (Daily Reflections)

  1. I could never accept and admit that I had an alcohol problem.
    Denial was killing me.
    Acceptance is the solution for denial.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

  2. Acceptance may be the answer…but, at least for me,not the whole answer…I needed to go further. After accepting I was powerless, I then needed to surrender, in order to turn my will and my life over.
    For me, the surrendering to a Power Greater than Self, freed me to truly know the real me.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Today’s post coincides with today’s 24 hours a day. “In AA we must surrender give up admit that we’re helpless we were surrender Our Lives to God and ask him for help. When he knows that we’re ready, he gives us by his grace the free gift of sobriety. And we can’t take any credit for having stopped drinking because we didn’t do it by our will power there’s no place for Pride or boasting. We can only be grateful to God for doing for us what we could never do for ourselves. Do I believe that God has made me a free gift of the strength to stay sober? ”
    Happy Monday to my brothers and sisters. Love Tree

  4. Today’s post coincides with today’s 24 hours a day. “In AA we must surrender give up admit that we’re helpless we were surrender Our Lives to God and ask him for help. When he knows that we’re ready, he gives us by his grace the free gift of sobriety. And we can’t take any credit for having stopped drinking because we didn’t do it by our will power there’s no place for Pride or boasting. We can only be grateful to God for doing for us what we could never do for ourselves. Do I believe that God has made me a free gift of the strength to stay sober? ”
    Happy Monday to my brothers and sisters. Love Tree

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