February 24, 2013

A Vision for You, AA Big Book, pg 164

Early in sobriety I had no idea what the future vision was for me. I had no idea where this new, scary road was going to lead me, I just wanted to get thru to the next day sober. But I did have faith, I had faith that somehow, the new scary road was going to be better than the old one; it just had to be!

The below passage is read at the end of many A.A. meetings in my area, and can be found in the AA Big Book, pg 164.  I remember hearing it for the first time and thinking that I wasn't quite sure what all that meant, but I had this wonderful feeling that things were going to be ok! And now this is why I keep coming back :)


Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.

Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.

May God bless you and keep you—until then.

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