317 Mission Impossible

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to sexaholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. (Step 12)

As a youth, I revered the Mission Impossible team on television.  Every week Mr. Phelp’s team was offered a critical assignment. All I had to do was turn on the TV, and I was in a group that would save the world. Vicarious victory was mine.

In Step Twelve work I am part of a team charged with carrying a life-saving message to the still suffering addict. I must place myself at the disposal of my Higher Power to do His will and get the job done. We cannot afford to fail. This is a life-or-death matter.

There is a difference from the show. The team on TV always had the option to decline a mission. The team could have decided, “Nah—we’ll pass on this one.” Then they could all go out for pizza and a ball game.

My only good choice is to accept the mission because the life or death in question is mine. By helping others, I increase the chances that I will stay healthy, sober, and serene. I choose to be of use to my Higher Power so that I and others may live this new freedom, this new happiness.

No discussion; no alternative; no delay! Action time has come!! HP, please grant me strength.