If you’re an alcoholic, then you know that every day is a challenge. But on March 11, it might be especially tough.
That’s because it’s the eleventh day of the month, and for alcoholics that means it’s time to face facts. So if you’re feeling like giving up, remember that you’re not alone.
Millions of people are fighting the same battle, and they’re all just one step ahead of you. Keep going, and don’t give up on yourself. You can do this!
Daily Reflections March 11
It is when we try to make our will conform with God’s that we begin to use it rightly. To all of us, this was a most wonderful revelation. Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower. We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God’s intention for us. To make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.’s Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 40
All I have to do is look back at my past and see where self-will has led me.
All of the wrong decisions that resulted in exhaustion, frustration–those are things only G.O.D., which I define as “Good Orderly Direction,” can make right for you! When life gets tough?
Just remember: It’s not about what we want but instead being open minded enough to receive whatever comes next because when it does come our way – even if its something totally different from what might be expected –we will realize just how perfect everything really was all along…
I know that the “G.O.D.,” or “Good Orderly Direction,” has never let me down and because of this trust in my Higher Power, I am able to stop trying to force any situations into a jigsaw puzzle and just follow His direction instead.
The first step is accepting powerlessness over addiction but it doesn’t end there. Step Three will open the door for you too if you are willing to take it!