Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The Third Step Promises

All sorts of remarkable things followed. We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well. Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs. More and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life. As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter. We were reborn. Alcoholics Anonymous p.63

Over the last few days I've been blogging some stuff around the promises laid out in the Big Book. I remember reading this stuff in early recover and thinking it was all a bit far fetched, a bit over the top if you will. My experience over the years has shown me that this is simply not the case.

However, it hasn't happened as a result of sitting on my arse and doing bugger all. Like most things in this word I have had to put some effort into it. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, nevertheless effort all the same.

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