I’m so aware of the lies I can tell myself about which step to take. These non-truths affect the decisions that I make. They affect my next right move.
If this program is all about action, what am I doing? I mean, there is an entire chapter in the Big Book that says “Into Action.” Not “Into Thinking about it.” Not “Resting on my laurels because I’m doing pretty good right now.”
There is magic in taking action. To me, that is a code word for:
Me Accepting God’s In Charge!
And yet, my thoughts will go to the place of, “I want to do what I’ve been doing, why do I have to keep doing more?”
Well, one thought I’m having is that I have been given this gift of recovery, and it says on page 132 of the Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous),”…we have been given the power to help others.” Wow, what a super power that is! I only get to have this power by continued work on the steps and taking the action as outlined in the Big Book. This purpose, this amazing life that does not include binging and shame is a treasure that I want to share. Selfishly, I want to give it away so I can keep it.
Oh boy, I better get busy and take the next right step. It’s so worth it!
Nadine D. - Region 1