“God will constantly disclose more to you …Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own House is in order. …(O)bviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.”
– Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd Edition, 1976, Ch 11 (“A Vision for You”), p 164.
Today: “This is the Great Fact for us.” And the Great Fact, according to the Big Book, is “great events” for me and “countless others” and answers that I may not have yet but will receive. This Great Fact is not free, however, also according to the Big Book. We are required to have a relationship that is right with our Higher Power, and our own house has to be in order before we can carry out the command of the 12th Step to help someone else. But if our relationship with our God as we understand him is “right” and our own house is in order, this – the promise of the Program – comes to us. Today, I focus my vision on the promise of what will be instead of returning to what drinking does to me. And my beginning echoes back to Step One: “(I am) powerless …”). Second, I seek the willingness to come to believe in that Power greater than myself. I want the promise of the Program, and I am willing and ready to work for it. And our common journey continues.
Step by step. – Chris M
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