Yes, it is time, the day has arrived--Christmas tree has completed it's tour of duty for this season at our house. I came home from a meeting, and the great room where my computers live, is now again a room with loads of space. What a change has taken place!
It reminds me how I felt such a great change after taking the 4th and 5th Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. My thinking was, "Well, the hard part is over now." Oh YEAH??? Little did I realize that the steps 4 and 5 were merely defining for me the sources of my problems, and bringing them out where God, I, and a witness could see all the dirty laundry. I figured the remainder of the steps was just formality, learning how to "teach" others. WRONG!
The next two steps were to ask God to take away from me everything which stood between Him and me. Then 8 and 9 were for me to remove what stood between YOU and me, and ALL people. Finally I found I had to climb out of my pit of isolation, and join you Peeps, in living a life without booze, aimed at a new happiness, freedom, and JOY.
Then I learned how to become friends with that Power, that Great Entity, whatever made sense to me (I call His name, God), how to talk with, work with, love, and just BE with this new-found God of my understanding. Finally, I learned through experience, and counsel with others, how to carry this message of sober living to others. They had to need it, of course, but the only real requirement, was a desire to stop drinking.
Held by that slim thread of desire, a great door leading to a whole new life opened to me. That is now my life of freedom, happiness, and joy for which I am EVER so thankful, grateful. It has become a life of joyful, fulfilling service to whoever asks, whoever is put in front of me wanting help. I now can show them where the help is which they seek, and how to acquire the gift, given me so freely, the gift of SOBER LIVING!
IN NO WAY did I begin this post with a dissertation on the Steps in my mind...it just seemed to flow out, so here it is. like it or not.
As the Christmas tree which had blocked my view of the rest of the house is now gone, so with my own view-blocking stuff. Much of it is gone, so I can see more clearly God's will for me. That may not be what I or anyone might think...but when I am shown, I will be ME for HE!
Peeps, we have another day here...to
LINK to one another
LOOK for who wants our helpLISTEN to the "voice" within.....
I love you all--