March 16th. Another day. I always feel like I’m in a race against time. Minutes seem to drip by slowly, and before I know it, the day is over and I’ve done nothing of significance.
It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane details of life and lose sight of what’s truly important. Today, I’ll try to focus on what’s important and let the rest fade away.
Today, my sobriety is more important than anything else. Everything else can wait.
How many times have we all felt that way? Like we’re running out of time and there are so many things left undone? We get so wrapped up in the little things that we forget about what’s really important in life.
Daily Reflections March 16
My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. . . . “Why don’t you choose your own conception of God?” That statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had lived and shivered many years. I stood in the sunlight at last. It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 12
I remember the times I looked up into the sky and reflected on who started it all, how.
When A.A., an understanding of some description of spiritual dimension became necessary adjunct to stable sobriety for me as well- after reading various versions including scientific descriptions that were more detailed than what my mind could handle at first without being overwhelmed by information overload; but eventually there was something about simplicity in these accounts which captured its essence: “Great Power.”
This had been enough because He’s already done so much work within us even before we decided if His guidance would suffice or not–we might have expected nothing less from such an informed provider…
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