Aug 11: 10th Step Promises

10th Step Promises

I was talking to someone earlier this week and mentioned that the 10th step promises became more important to me than the 9th step promises quite late in my recovery. During my early recovery I would gauge my progress by how many of the 9th step promises were coming true in my life. It does say before we were halfway through, and I guess I thought that meant when I got to Step 12 I was done. Not so. I have discovered that the steps are a continual part of my life and something that I live on a daily basis. The 10th step promises are also something that lives with me daily.Topic for the week:

The 10th step Promises …

And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.

page 84 85 AA Big book

How are these promises working in your daily life? Share with us your experience, strength and hope please. Of course, if there is anything else that you need to share about please do so and I look forward to hearing from you.