Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Final Thoughts on Step 1


When I think of Step 1 I think that I now don't have to do anything... I can relax. Well, I am here to tell you that isn't true! There is work to do and it must be done. It won't always be easy to let go of certain things, but it is an easy program. What you make of it is up to you!

Today I have been listening to the tapes of Joe and Charlie, 2 AA leaders who share about the Big Book. It has really helped me to understand the program more. If you get a chance, stop and listen to some of their tapes. They have to full Big Book study done in small tapings (about 20 minutes each). I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I have. Here is the link to the site in case you need it: http://www.xa-speakers.org Once at this site, pull down the menu and click on the AA site, then choose their tapes.

Step 1 says "We admitted we were powerless over food - that our lives had become unmanageable." Have you found this to be so? Is it just food you are powerless over? For me, it is just about everything. I am powerless over everyone elses' life and the choices they make. I am powerless over the weather, my fate in life. God is the ONLY one who is in charge in my life. May you find Him a reality in your life today!

Step 2 starts next!

1 comment:

Grace D said...

Remember pre-program when powerlessness was a dirty word? What a relief and a gift it is today! Along with powerlessness comes acceptance....dammit! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and wisdom. You are a blessing!