Saturday, 1 April 2017

WALK IN DRY PLACES #essentialsofrecovery


THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES

Guidance

Here’s an exercise that can strengthen your belief in a Higher Power:

Review your life for seemingly insignificant things that were actually
major turning points. A chance meeting, for example, may have resulted
in an astonishing career opportunity for lifelong romance. Such
surprises come to everybody, and people often wonder what their lives
would have been like without these “coincidences.”

The founding of AA also seemed to be a series of coincidences and chance
happenings. The message reached Bill W. by a circular route, and then
an unexpected business opportunity took him to Akron, Ohio, where he
finally met Dr. Bob. The unusual aspect was that Akron just “Happened”
to have stalwart members of the Oxford Group, the same fellowship that
had helped Bill W.

People with strong spiritual foundations in AA have come to see these
happenings not as coincidences but as the guidance of a Higher Power.
This Higher Power was…and is… continuously working through inspired
people.

We’ll find similar chance happenings for good in our own lives. We
don’t control them except by keeping our own house in order. This
assures us that the outcome of any “coincidence” will be favorable.

I’ll carry on my activities today without trying to second-guess what my
Higher Power has in mind for me. At the same time, I’ll know that a
superior intelligence is directing my affairs in wonderful ways.

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