Dec. 10, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 

Today, understand that gratitude and humility are not the same thing and why understanding the difference is important to our recovery. We may tend to believe humility is being sincerely thankful for the good we have experienced in sobriety. But this is not humility; being thankful is gratitude. Humility is the surrender of our own will to the higher power of our individual understanding. And why is humility vital to our recovery? In genuinely seeking the will of our individual higher power and the ability to carry out His will, we are abandoning the failed strategy of yesterday’s drunks – doing it our way. Most of us have been there and done that and, for most of us, it didn’t work. Today, we cannot express sincere gratitude and claim we are humble if we have not asked our higher power what He wants us to do and how to do it. With that expression, we loosen our grip on self-will run riot, and we have taken a step forward toward recovery. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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