282 Out There and In Here

Batch 29 #282

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for His will for us and the power to carry that out. (Step 11)

Humans have asked since time began, “Is anybody out there?” and today great interest exists in contacting intelligent beings. Another set of questions intrigues us: Is God out there? Is He listening? Does He care? Can He help? Will He help?

Our Program teaches there is a Power greater than ourselves who listens to our cries for help and can restore us to sanity. Having made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, positive things start to happen. We begin to change; we experience hope for freedom, and begin to feel alive.

Now that the wreckage of my life has been cleared, rebuilding can begin. Still obsessive, I have big dreams of power, influence, and fame. I have changed, and I will change the world! Bill W., Roy K., and ME!!

At this point, I run into Step Eleven. God offers me the one thing I have always wanted: to improve my “conscious contact with Him, the knowledge of His will, and the power to carry that out. Call it the real connection.

God, grant knowledge of your will for what you want me to do today and the power to carry out.