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Thursday, March 8, 2012

We Do What We Must

Today's Thought

We must go to A.A. meetings regularly. We must learn to think differently. We must change from alcoholic thinking to sober thinking. We must reeducate our minds. We must try to help other alcoholics. We must cooperate with God by spending at least as much time and energy on the A.A. program as we did on drinking. We must follow the A.A. program to the best of our ability. Have I turned my alcoholic problem over to God and am I cooperating with Him?

I've been running non-stop since 6am. Pretty exhausted, but fulfilled. It's been an excellent day. Had a good meeting at my homegroup to top it all off. Meetings are but one of my "musts" to stay successful in recovery. Without the re-enforcement and fellowship I'd be in real danger of slipping back into my old ways of thinking.

Surrender is a must too. From the first step, I had to put my self-will and ego aside and say, "Ya know what God. I can't do this alone. I need your help." Since then, I've felt him actively working in my life.

Well. I have to go to bed soon, so I'm going to grab a shower and prepare to settle in. It'll be another 6am wake up call in the morning.

Have a wonderful night and a blessed day tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. "God is an ever present help in time of need" Good blog, Jay. U r right, we have to trade in our stinking thinking and CHOOSE what we think upon. It takes real effort. Its a choice. Too many allow their minds to just wander wherever it may go and this becomes a playground for the devil, as the old saying goes. Our habits, vices, and addictions all began in our thought life, when we chose to think on the wrong thing. God help us to think things that are righteous, true, pure, and just.