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My own concept of a Higher Power – is this conceited?



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    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am struggling with Step 2. I don’t believe in God, and I don’t not believe in God. I’ve given several religions consideration (before I stopped drinking).

    I’m considering the whole notion of my own concept of a Higher Power, but I balk because I think that’s selfish and conceited. What on earth can I see or feel or conceive that has not been seen or felt or conceived by people of faith before me?

    Isn’t it conceited to invent my own God just so I can get sober? Aren’t ego and conceit qualities that I should be turning away from, not nurturing?

    Any thoughts here would be appreciated:)

    spryte



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    Anonymous

    While not exatly answering your concerns….:)
    you might find this thread interesting

    [url]http://www.https://12stepnationalmeetings.com/forums/step-2/192106-step-2-i-have-issues.html%5B/url%5D



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    Anonymous

    What I did:

    Sponsor suggested I get a new God as I wasn’t conducting business with the one I brought in with me.

    1. Wrote down who/what I would like God to be. (just adjectives really)
    2. Worked the steps and revealed myself to Him, and he revealed Himself to me.

    (I left out part 1a, where I spent a year doing nothing, trying to figure out God. That didn’t produce any results.)

    I like this saying “There is a God and I’m not it” (Then work the steps)
    At no point in the 12-steps does it ask us to figure out who/what God is.

    I know, all easier said than done right? Been there.



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