Needs And Challenges

I believe all my needs have been met.  I have food, water, clothes, a home and a car. It is my desires that are not being fulfilled, and I know why.  I have not defined my desires, and do not know what God has in store for me. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and living one day at a time.  My journey has been planned by my Higher Power, and it is my job to remain open and accepting of the path that God puts before me. I try to focus on doing what is in front of me to do.  I have not been open to new ideas lately, instead I work to remain on the path that has led me to my sobriety and recovery.  

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3 thoughts on “Needs And Challenges

  1. I read a nice little reflection this morning on Connecting the Dots which made me realize that’s what we do every day in AA meetings as we share our experience, strength and hope in respectively sharing what we used to be like, what happened and what we are like now.
    In doing so we are living in time characterized as past, present and future.
    This is a state of advanced thinking which for most practicing alcoholics is totally unheard of.
    I should be thankful for this.
    I am thankful for this.

    We find that this process goes back to our earliest recalls and our earliest misinterpretations, by the way.

    Some of you might recall that I keep mentioning this as something that molded and shaped me in a very important way and the mere fact that I keep bringing it up underscores its importance in my life and perhaps as similar experiences and many other’ s lives.

    I am so glad, happy with Thanksgiving that I made a decision a long time ago to pay attention to the wisdom of the ages.
    This includes those of long ago and those of the middle times and certainly those of these times.

    Wisdom is pervasive.

    Maybe this is what my mother was doing when she commented on every report card I brought in; “You could’ve done better than this”. Maybe that’s what Bill W was doing when he advised that we not allow the good to become the enemy of the best.
    Complacency may be the very devil.
    But he was speaking to supposed adults rather than the little child my mother was speaking to.

    Sadly this little child internalized this over time as feelings of inferiority when mothers expectations, given in love were misinterpreted as “never being good enough”. So I was becoming an egomaniac with an inferiority complex, the classic description of lots of alcoholics.

    The wisdom of the ages through the AA process guided me in becoming “right sized”.

    Thank you so much my God of my understanding. –hes

  2. Good morning motley crew. I’m trying to keep up with y’all but sometimes life happens. Yall are awesome and so is my God!

  3. Top of the mid-day day family,
    re: My journey has been planned by my Higher Power.
    It’s a good day to ask Divine Mercy-help me to know You better.
    It’s a good day to have a thank you this / that day.

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