LIVING SOBER

November 18

 

A SAFETY NET

Occasionally. . . . We are seized with a rebellion so sickening that we simply won’t pray. When these things happen we should not think too ill of ourselves. We should simply resume prayer as soon as we can, doing what we know to be good for us.

 

— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 105

Sometimes I scream, stomp my feet, and turn my back on my Higher Power. Then my disease tells me that I am a failure, and that if I stay angry I’ll surely get drunk. In those moments of self-will it’s as if I’ve slipped over a cliff and am hanging by one hand. The above passage is my safety net, in that it urges me to try some new behavior, such as being kind and patient with myself. It assures me that my Higher Power will wait until I am willing once again to risk letting go, to land in the net, and to pray.

 

From the book Daily Reflections

Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

 

Life is frustrating at times! Things you own don’t always work as they should, people you know and love don’t always do the right things, and worst of all, most of us know what is right, and we don’t always do the right thing. So, let me ask you one question if you are beating yourself or others for what the wrong committed, yet Christ has paid their debt and yours, then why are you worried about it? There is a Savior, and many of you reading this believe in the Savior -Jesus Christ. How he became our Savior is simple, he paid for our transgressions against God. Jesus’ blood was shed (he died) to pay our debt, and he rose again that he may show he has power even over death.

 

Cut yourself some slack, receive Jesus’ payment for your debt as well as others. If you don’t, it is only hurting you.

 

If you read this today, your sobriety and your relationship with Jesus Christ have been prayed for.

 

Sober Living Is Living Greatness.

Pr. Cary S Anderson