Welcome to today’s daily reflection exercise! You may be feeling overwhelmed by the weight of your alcoholism, wondering how you will make it through the day. Maybe you feel like the days are all blending together and that nothing has changed or will ever change – but we’re here to tell you that there is hope.
Today, we want to provide guidance for finding sobriety one step at a time; an inspirational reminder of where to start when it all feels too hard or too distant. Join us in reflecting upon July 20th and learning more about courageously fighting this addiction with the strength each of us carries within ourselves.
Daily Reflections July 20
But now the words “Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works” began to carry bright promise and meaning.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
When we practice Step Seven, it’s essential to remember that God Himself will take action – not us. It can be easy for us to fill in the blanks ourselves when reflecting on this step; imagining phrases like “Help me!” or “Give me courage”.
However, simply asking humbly is often all we need do in order to see our shortcomings removed – recognizing and acknowledging of the Father within who does His works even as we ask.
Thank you for joining me in reflecting on the Seventh Step today. It can sometimes feel like what we are really asking for exists in an alleged blank, but it’s important to remember that we don’t need to fill in any blanks to make our requests valid – God hears us as we are.
We simply must do our part and humbly ask Him, remembering that it is He who will remove our shortcomings, not ourselves. My hope is that this reflection has helped us to cultivate a deeper understanding of the Seventh Step and its role in the recovery process.
As we move through life and its trials, may we keep this insight at heart and trust deeply in the Father within us.