District 1 – Alcoholics Anonymous – Area 55
A.A. Area 55 – District 1 Groups
The District 1 DCM is Deborah A.
Contact Deborah at District1@area55aa.org
Deborah A. and alternate DCM, Chris L. are working presently to connect with all groups within their district.
Groups within District 1 include:
- City Park Group
- Dare To Be Different Group
- Inner City Group
- Madison Group
- New Life Group
- New Noon Trinity Group
- Pinewood Group
A Saving Principle
The practice of admitting one’s defects to another person is, of course, very ancient. It has been validated in every century, and it characterizes the lives of all spiritually centered and truly religious people. But today religion is by no means the sole advocate of this saving principle. Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.
So far as alcoholics are concerned, A.A. would go even further. Most of us would declare that without a fearless admission of our defects to another human being, we could not stay sober. It seems plain that the grace of God will not enter to expel our destructive obsessions until we are willing to try this.
“Thy Will, Not Mine”
. . . when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification. “. . . if it be Thy will.”
— Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions – Page 102
I ask simply that throughout the day God place in me the best understanding of His will that I can have for that day, and that I be given the grace by which I may carry it out. As the day goes on, I can pause when facing situations that must be met and decisions that must be made, and renew the simple request: “Thy will, not mine, be done.”
I must always keep in mind that in every situation I am responsible for the effort and God is responsible for the outcome. I can “Let Go and Let God” by humbly repeating: “Thy will, not mine, be done.” Patience and persistence in seeking His will for me will free me from the pain of selfish expectations.
This webpage last updated on November 10, 2021.