A.A. Today: Effectiveness


AA Today are daily readings from the book “Twenty-Four Hours A Day.”

“Twenty-Four Hours A Day is intended for members of Alcoholics Anonymous as a help in their program of living one day at a time.  It is designed for those who want to start each day with a few minutes of thought, meditation, and prayer.”

October 1, 2020

A.A. will lose some of its effectiveness if I do not do my share.  Where am I failing?  Are there some things I do not feel like doing?  Am I held back by self-consciousness or fear?  Self-consciousness is a form of pride.  It is a fear that something may happen to you.  What happens to you is not very important.  The impression you make on others does not depend so much on the kind of a job you do as on your sincerity and honesty of purpose.  Am I holding back because I am afraid of not making a good impression?

Meditation for the Day

Look to God for the true power that will make you effective.  See no other wholly dependable supply of strength.  That is the secret of a truly effective life.  And you, in your turn, will be used to help many others find effectiveness.  Whatever spiritual help you need, whatever spiritual help you desire for others, look to God.  Seek that God’s will be done in your life and seek that your will conforms to His.  Failures come from depending too much on your own strength.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may feel that nothing good is too much for me if I look to God for help.  I pray that I may be effective through His guidance.

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