I’ve been reading through an AA book recently based on spirituality and Devine experiences of God removing the obsession of drinking. As I was paging threw this book last night, I read over and over of numerous experiences of God just removing the desire to drink once you’ve taken the third step to let go and let god.
There was a prayer “God, I offer myself to you – to build me and do with me as you will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of your power, your love, and The Way of life. May I do your will always!”
See here is the thing; I’ve said this prayer maybe not word for word many times in my life over the last year. I have been removed a few times of my obsession from drinking and find that as time goes on I find the obsession fades away slowly, as with any other thing. Then it comes back one day; and yes I do pray to my greater power every night. Not to ask him to change me or make my life easier but to take me into his hands and do with me as he wills.
I do believe my higher power defiantly has a say in my life, I would not be here without him, but what are these Devine experiences that as these people speak of. I haven’t had that “Ah ha!” Moment yet in life, like a whoosh and all obsessions are gone. Is it really true that this happens to everyone at some point?
I guess what I’m asking is what has your experience been of taking the third step and any advice that you may have for me.