Monday, 24 March 2014

ACTIVE, NOT PASSIVE


Man is supposed to think, and act. He wasn’t made in God’s image to be an automaton.

AS BILL SEES IT, p. 55


Before I joined A.A., I often did not think, and reacted to people and situations. When not reacting I acted in a mechanical fashion. After joining A.A., I started seeking daily guidance from a Power greater than myself, and learning to listen for that guidance. Then I began to make decisions and act on them, rather than react to them. The results have been constructive; I no longer allow others to make decisions for me and then criticize me for it.

Today—and every day—with a heart full of gratitude, and a desire for God’s will to be done through me, my life is worth sharing, especially with my fellow alcoholics! Above all, if I do not make a religion out of anything, even A.A., then I can be an open channel for God’s expression.

From the book Daily Reflections
© Copyright 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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