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A Burning Bush

My higher power answered a prayer in a dramatic way

I just turned 35 in AA and over the past few years I have given considerable thought as to why I am one of the chosen few that have been given the gift of long-term sobriety. Early on when I heard people say things like, "I owe it all to my higher power," I would just snicker inside and wonder how they were really able to stay away from that first drink. I had already tried to do this program my way twice before and was still determined to do it without a higher power.

I loved starting these intellectual arguments in which I insisted that God didn't give them that willpower. They always agreed and told me to keep coming back. I was rattled by their nonsensical gibberish and set out to prove these fools wrong. I'll show them that I can do it my way.

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