A God Centered Life

🔥 Living A God-Centered Life

Having discovered the root of our problem being grounded in the tenets of self-centered thinking and behavior…

All principles based on human solution centeredness had failed…

A new center was needed…

A non human centeredness…

A God centeredness…

In Step 1 the delusion of self-control over our problem is smashed…

In Step 2 we became willing to lay down our prejudice towards God…

In Step 3 we made a decision to turn away from our self-centeredness towards God-centerdness.

In Steps 4 through Step 9 every single character defect of self-centeredness was removed…

In Step 10 we entered the world of the spirit…the world of God-centerdness and continued to grow this world in understanding and effectiveness…

In Step 11 we set about the daily grind of taking the actions of God-centerdness…

“On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives

In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle.

We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems. We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make no request for ourselves only.

As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves.

It works—it really does”.

-The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Pgs 86 – 88

These are just some of the Step 11 disciplines that we are instructed to follow and put into action in order to grow and maintain a God-centerded life…

What center does your life follow?…

Most will work the program but retain self-centeredness by not practicing the disciplines of Step 11 every day…

How’s your God-centerd life going?

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Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker