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Jan. 24, 2016 – Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
AA Thought for the Day
Alcoholics who are living in a blind alley refuse to be really honest with themselves or with other people. They’re running away from life and won’t face things as they are. They won’t give up their resentments. They’re too sensitive and too easily hurt. They refuse to try to be unselfish. They still want everything for themselves. And no matter how many disastrous experiences they have had with drinking, they still do it over and over again. There’s only one way to get out of that blind alley way of living, and that’s to change your thinking.

Have I changed my thinking?

Meditation for the Day
I know that the vision and power which I receive from God are limitless, as far as spiritual things are concerned. But in temporal and material things, I must submit to limitations. I know that I cannot see the road ahead. I must go just one step at a time, because God does not grant me a longer view. I am in uncharted waters, limited by my temporal and spatial life, but unlimited in my spiritual life.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that, in spite of my material limitations, I may follow God’s way. I pray that I may learn that trying to do His will is perfect freedom.

Hazelden Foundation

3 thoughts on “Jan. 24, 2016 – Twenty-Four Hours a Day”

  1. I was just wondering how long have you been sober? I know I am just being nosey. But your profile does say to ask. I do hope your weekend has been relaxing. It has been perfect in my neck of the woods.

  2. I am an IV opiate addict… Im also a very strong Athiest… I want to get clean but honest a 12 step program or anything to do with organized religion is just going to push me the other way.

  3. Good morning, Louise. My own recovery isn’t based on the 12-step because of its religiosity, and I’ve used a non-religious approach. Best I can say is I’ve been sober 16 or 17 years. Strungout, you have a VERY valid point. I do free-lance writing & just recently did a piece on court rulings that find 12-step programs to be religious in nature. I might post it some day here. I fully understand the turn-off to 12-step groups, and there are LOTS of secular programs out there that make NO reference to God, Higher Power, prayer and so on. As I wrote in my piece, look for and take your recovery WHEREVER you find it. Do an engine search with the words “secular recovery groups.”

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