Jul 01: A Power Greater Than Ourselves

A Power Greater Than Ourselves

When I entered the rooms of AA I was a Christian so I did not struggle with the God concept.

Everyone has their own story.

Some come into the rooms angry at God, some come in believing in God, and some do not believe in God.

As I was preparing today I noticed six out of 12 steps refers to either “a power greater than ourselves”, “God as we understand him”, “admitted to God”, ” have God remove all these defects of character”, and “humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe in Miracles where God chooses to remains anonymous.

I opened the Twelve steps and Twelve traditions book and I read “that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.”

I give God the credit where I am today.

I have a great sponsor, who listens to me endlessly, but numerous times she asks me “did you pray about it?”

I am interested in hearing how God has worked in your life, what your concept of God is or how your concept of a Higher Power has helped you on your journey in sobriety.

A few mantras that help keep me on track. Be still and know that I am God.

My job is to pray and God’s job is to deal with the chaos in my life. Let Go and Let God!!!

Feel free to share on this topic or any other topic you desire.

Thanks for listening and being a part of this meeting.