When we are faced with the real conditions of our lives, the broken relationships, the screwed-up way of thinking, the sinful actions, the harm we had caused— and we realized we had no control over it, then we begin to see surrendering is the only answer. Then with the glimmer of hope given by God through other people in recovery — We began to believe that God could restore us to sanity – His reality – His truth. God’s reality is what we needed so desperately!
We begin to Believe
March 31, 2015 by Kayce L.
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Sometimes when I pray to do gods will I look so hard for answers… I want a sign of some sort to guide me the right way… It’s hard sometimes to just stop relax and be thankful I am sober and everything else will come in gods time.. I just want to know answers sometimes in my time.. If that makes sense
I can relate. For me, Gods answers are the miracles that have happened since I became sober. Gods will for me are the principles in AA that I try to practice in all my affairs as best I can.
An old man in my home group used to use the word “spirituality” instead of “reality.” He often talked about living in spirituality. It’s still dawning on me how profound that is. One of my readings this morning was about the process of surrendering, and while I know recovery is a process, not an event, I have thought of surrender as an event until now. Almost 14 years, and I’m still learning. Thanks for this app, and thanks to those of you who post on here. We don’t ever have to drink again if we don’t want to, as long as we do a few simple things, one day at a time.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone involved with this, the people that run it and those who post there truth. It’s been a great tool for me to re-center my thinking and connect with my fellows on the go. I feel you guys with my heart, I’m a year in and my life is blossoming specifically ( I think ) because of surrendering my will and learning to meet life where it is instead of trying to change life to meet me. And I don’t drink no matter what just for today.
We want it all NOW because we are alcoholics. That kind of alcoholic thinking is what made us drink in the first place. Gods will is in our lives. Even if it’s just to teach us patience one day at a time.
Christine, thank you for helping me be sober one more day. I needed your message.
It will get better john pray and everything will fall in place.!!!!!
I have had sobriety , I have lost sobriety… I have had great serenity, I have benn riddled with voices of fear and anxiety. What I have learnt in my time in recovery is that whatever I put before god I MUST be prepared to lose. Meditate to quiten the egoic mind and get into my body to find god in that still place. Get on my knees pray only for gods will and the power to carry that out. Pray for those I have resentments against. Write a few lines on mg fears, my dishonesty , my harms and all of my parts . God please take these defects of my character…. Mold me into what you would have me be. Give me the courage to follow your will AMEN………
Thanks Drewe!! I appreciate whoever takes the time to keep this
Site up and running along with everyone who shares!
Thank you all for sharing!! And helping me stay sober for another 24 hours
Thank You for all your shares and the tranpecancy and the spirtiual love that you all Share . Robin T.
This site is a great resource. Thanks to all associated with it.