Sober since April 6, 2006


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A Daily Reprieve

I came across this section of the Big Book today (on page 85):

It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee -- Thy will (not mine) be done." These are thoughts which must go with us constantly. We can exercise our will power along this line all we wish. It is the proper use of the will.

I'm so grateful for the Big Book. It explains things so simply.

  • I cannot be "cured" from alcoholism
  • I can experience a daily reprieve if I am spiritually fit
  • I must seek God's will in all I do

Steps 1-3 in a nutshell.


SCoUt said...

Very nicely put! You are gaining a nice understanding of the program!
Happy 146!

Gwen said...