If you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol, then October 26 is a day of reflection and gratitude. Dreaming of getting your life back again can sometimes feel impossible when that pull toward the bottle takes control. But on this special day, let us stop and honor our journey in recovery and appreciate all we have endured so far.
Take a few moments out of your busy schedule right now to pause, reflect on how far you’ve come, and give yourself credit for making strides each single day towards sobriety and reclaiming freedom from your compulsion to drink.
Daily Reflections October 26
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 132
In the spirit of fellowship, I strive to be a trustworthy leader and serve my community with humility. Acknowledging God’s guidance in all things is essential as it enables me to fulfill any responsibility given while humbly putting trust into those who lead alongside me.
As an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, I know that ultimately whatever happens is up to Him – it’s His show!
Taking on responsibilities as part of a fellowship can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to leading others. We can take comfort knowing that God is always there, not only providing us with wise guidance and trust, but also reminding us that we are responsible to those whom we are leading.
By relying on God’s will and open-mindedness, we can become more adept at dealing with the pressures and difficulties associated with being in a position of responsibility.
We must never forget that within the Fellowship of A.A., our true leader is God, who is ultimately in charge and responsible for guiding our thoughts and actions. No matter what lies ahead, by deepening our faith in God’s wisdom we will find great strength through His grace.