• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    NOVEMBER 15 Reflection for the Day

    As a newcomer to Gamblers Anonymous, I was told that my admission of my powerlessness over gambling was my first step toward freedom from its deadly grip; I soon came to realize the truth of that fact. In that regard, surrender was a dire necessity. But for me that was only a small beginning toward acquiring humility. I’ve learned in Gamblers Anonymous that to be willing to work for humility – as something to be desired for itself – takes most of us a long, long time.

    Do I realize that a whole lifetime of self-centeredness can’t be shifted into reverse in a split second?

    Today I Pray
    May I search for my own humility as a quality that I must cultivate to survive, not just an admission that I am powerless over my compulsive gambling. Step one is just that – step one in the direction of acquiring an attitude of humility. May I be realistic enough to know that this may take half a lifetime.

    Today I Will Remember
    Pride blew it; let humility have a chance.