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.