When we first read or heard the A.A. Promises, some of us may have scoffed at them. We came into the rooms hopeless and feeling that nothing has gone right in our lives. So how then, could we believe that the Promises would happen for us?
It seems only time allows us to see the promises working and becoming real. There is no time frame for when good things really become noticeable and our perspective changes from negative to positive. But when this change happens, it is very real and very obvious. We easily see a Higher Power and the Promises working in our lives.
So, when we are at a meeting and we hear someone say the promises have and continue to happen in their life we may not realize it right away but it will eventually happen for us. This will happen if we always do the next right thing.
THE A.A. PROMISES
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
I am grateful for the love of God I possess and the peace of mind I receive. Today I will be mindful of God’s gifts. I pray I will continue to know that love of God provides peace of mind.