March 6, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Friday, March 6, 2015

Today, should I hear myself or an AA member say that AA isn’t working, grant me the humility to be open to the possibility that the Program DOES work and maybe it is I who isn’t working. And I need only to believe that countless alcoholics have recovered without ever drinking again to clue me that a problem may be with ME and not the Program. Let me not find excuses in the indefensible to rationalize or justify a pending wet or dry drunk, like I am lonely, I have lost too much, no one likes me, I don’t feel anything when I drink or I’m still traumatized by the mustache my mother grew when she went through menopause – all excuses. If the Program isn’t working for me, I need only to fall back on the very first four words of the Program to tell me that I’m not working:“Admitted (I was) powerless …” Today, I admit that I am powerless. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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