March 26, Daily Reflection. As I sit here and reflect on my life, I realize that alcohol has been a crutch for me throughout the years.
It’s always been there when I’ve needed it to ease my stress or help me relax. But what have I really gained from relying on alcohol? Certainly not happiness or fulfillment.
Maybe it’s time for me to finally let go of this addiction and find real peace and contentment within myself. Easier said than done, but I’m willing to give it a try. Wish me luck!
Daily Reflections March 26
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you—until then.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 164
Every time I read these words, a lump forms in my throat. At first it was because the teaching is over and now there’s nothing left to look forward too; however when you glance over them this passage really captures all that I believe:
There will always be new things happening – with God’s blessing- which means we can never get tired or give up hope!
It’s been over a year since I first read this passage and it still brings me to tears.
That feeling of deep affection for our A.A. pioneers, realizing that the teaching is never over, we’re never on our own, and every day is new-feels like such an important life lesson!
Have you ever had moments where something so fundamentally true about yourself or your beliefs made you cry? Share in the comments below!