Daily Recovery Readings
July 9, 2018
I AM AN INSTRUMENT
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 70
The subject of humility is a difficult one. Humility is not thinking less of myself than I ought to; it is acknowledging that I do certain things well, it is accepting a compliment graciously.
God can only do for me what He can do through me. Humility is the result of knowing that God is the doer, not me. In the light of this awareness, how can I take pride in my accomplishments? I am an instrument and any work I seem to be doing is being done by God through me. I ask God on a daily basis to remove my shortcomings, in order that I may more freely go about my A.A. business of “love and service.”
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“…we have ceased fighting anything or anyone—, even alcohol.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg.
Keep It Simple
First say to yourself what you would be: and then do what you have to do. – Eptctetus
We often tell ourselves we want to be more peaceful, more in touch with our Higher Power. In other words, we want to become more spiritual. Acting as spiritual people is hard. Tho often, we choose the easy way. We make a nasty comment even if we know it’ll only make things worse.
We say we have a program for living. Are we living our program? We’ll find the answer in our behavior. Sober people act in sober ways. We attend meetings regularly. We study spiritual ideas. We work to bring joy to our lives and the lives of others. Just as we know a good friend by the way he or she behaves, we know a sober person by the way he or she behaves.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me be a person whose words and actions match up.
Today I’ll take an inventory of my actions to see if they are those of a sober person.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Money’s on your mind, and your familial roots are the key to unlocking the door to prosperity. Start the week right by focusing on your personal goals and trusting in your capability to achieve them. Think about the talents and abilities you’ve received from those who came before you, and you’ll know how to proceed. Steer clear of petty behavior and sarcastic comments; any low-key snark will certainly backfire. Open your mind before your mouth.