May 7, 2021 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Friday, May 7, 2021

” …(I)t is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday (we) will control and enjoy (our) drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. …Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.”
 – Alcoholics Anonymous, Third Edition, 1976, Ch 3, p 30.

Today, if I hold onto the illusion that I can keep or resume drinking because of the myths of “controlled drinking,” I conned myself when I “admitted (I am) powerless …”  and I am little more than a dry drunk. Also, I learned nothing or denied the cost of my drinking and believe either the outcome of drinking yet to come might be better than it was in the past or that I am above responsibility to the consequences of my drinking. If so, I look today to a Higher Power for the humility to surrender myself and my will to His and, with His wisdom, find the honesty to work through my self-deception and get on with the Program. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2021

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