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First Five Minutes

By: AJ

“Give five minutes of your morning to God.”

That statement changed my life. This was a direction given to me by my sponsor.  She didn’t say “meditate every morning,” she didn’t say “pray every morning,” she simply said “give five minutes of your morning to God.”  

Think about it – God got me sober, God changed my life, my mind, my perception (all for the better I might add), the least I can do is give him 1/288th of my day, considering I will still have 1,435 more minutes to use as I wish.

 I get up, pour my coffee and read pages 86-88 from the big book of alcoholics anonymous.  Yes, 86-88.  The same 86-88 every day.  The words don’t change but I do it anyway.  Then comes the daily reflection.

Next, a prayer.  I always say the 3rd step prayer, followed by asking Him to bless all those in my life who could use it.  Then I add a few personal things, and ALWAYS end my prayer by asking for the knowledge of his will for me and the power to carry it out.

That’s it.  Done.  Super simple.  I can think of 6,000 things I would rather do when I first get up.  But I give my First Five Minutes to God.

I don’t always want to, but I do it.  I do it because I know once I invite God into my day and ask for his will to be done, I know he’s got my back from that moment forward. It’s Him and I.  I no longer have to do this alone.  I know that whatever happens that day, good or bad, is in line with His will.

“How can you be so sure?” you might ask.  Well, because I asked him.  It’s that simple.  And that’s it.  Five minutes.  Done.  Boom.  Now I am free to answer texts, make phone calls, deal with life.  Now my day can begin. The cool thing about this process is it isn’t exclusive.  If I find my day turning rotten or feeling icky, I am free to sit down, and start my day over at any time I choose.  I do it every day.

I do it because it works. 

I do it because I live a life of recovery.


Be Positive. Be Compassionate. Be Love. Be Spiritual. Be Life. Just BE.

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