Faith & What It Is Like Today
I’m so grateful today to be celebrating 27 years of sobriety!! I take no “credit” for that ~ it is only by the Grace of God and this AA Program that I am “here.” In reflecting on “what it was like, what happened and what it is like today,” suffice to say, my life was a mess when I was drinking and druggin’ and it was always someone else at fault. My emotional pain and devastation finally brought me to an AA Step Study meeting where my first Sponsor “appeared.” She eventually introduced me to the Big Book of AA and the Steps, and I have been sober since that time. I’d like to focus on what it is like today.
First and foremost, through this Program I have come to know a Higher Power (HP) that loves, guides, and protects me. My relationship with my HP produces miracles when I “follow.” There is a parable (in my spiritual beliefs) that reminds me that all I need is a little bit of Faith in my HP – even Faith that is only the size of a mustard seed is all that is needed. I personally love the parable about the mustard seed. I like to remember how very tiny – really tiny! – a mustard seed is, and that it grows into a massive tree. It has been my experience ~ through this Program ~ that it only takes faith the size of a mustard seed to accomplish great things. I don’t think I could make it without Faith. I still have fears and craziness, but thankfully, I can take refuge in my Faith and I am reminded that “there is One who has all Power” (BBp59), and I can (and should) “Let Go and Let God.” When I live these principles, whatever had been troubling me seems to resolve, or at least does not seem so overpowering.
Through this Program and the recovering people in it, I see again and again that “Faith,” working the Steps, and practicing the Principles of this Program are powerful beyond my human understanding, can transform lives, and create miracles. Please share what comes up for you.