Commitment “Pay Forward” #64

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Commitment. At one time I believe if I made a commitment it was the same as giving my word. I was raised with a very strong code; if one gives their word to do or not do something it had to be done. I had a real problem when I took the third Step, “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” I believed if I made a decision it was equal to giving my word, and that would mean I made a firm commitment. Because, I had not finished the other Steps it was impossible for me to keep that commitment. Once again I was a big failure; nothing new for me. I later found out that making a decision; was only willing to change directions; to let our Father do for me what I could not do for myself. After years of living the Spiritual Principles of A.A. I can make a firm commitment and I am most likely to keep it. I still believe it is very important for me to keep my word, to myself and others. So I am careful what I agree to do or not to do. “I pray that I wear the world like a loose garment.” I am devoted, dedicated and committed to do and to be our Father’s Love and Will. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.