Feb 13, 2009 Humility

Friday the 13th? No problem. I was born on a Friday the 13th so I think it is a lucky day for me.

Today the meeting was a reading and discussion about the seventh step from the 12 x 12.

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

My quick take on all that…..
I have many areas of life where I come up short. It is part of being human. Thankfully these problems are not the terrible things they once were. For example it is better that I am aware of being sharp with someone, or not being as kind as I should. Things like this form the bulk of my problems, rather than being such an ass that I have no good relationships, am in trouble with the law or any number of other things that I was good at attracting into my life.

Even though I am much better off I still need to do what I have been taught on a regular basis – talk to others, go to meeting and work on my relationship with God so that I can stay on top of my own crap. If I don’t do these things I lose a bit of humility, then a little more and then it reaches a point where I have lost a lot. This does even happen when I am doing what I should be but I do feel it is not as bad. And at least I am giving myself a chance.

So I need to stay humble, recognize I can and do come up short and try to do better – in part by asking for God to take those things away from me.

Wishing you all the best in sobriety,
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