Jan. 21, 2018 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Perfection is expressing God’s will enthusiastically

Sponsors tell us that this is a simple program we are prone to complicate. Reflecting on our lives, we probably would agree. Because we doubt that God will tell us how to handle the circumstances facing us, we aggressively move ahead, making decisions that are often not in sync with God’s will and certainly not in our long-term best interests. We complicate our lives unnecessarily.

Before we came into the Twelve Step program, most of us wanted to be perfect. We worked hard and oftentimes were overachievers because we needed the praises of others. Sadly, because we too often relied solely on ourselves, we missed the mark. Now we are learning to let God direct us. Each time we fulfill God’s will, we’ll experience the perfection and the praises we’d sought for so long. This is a much simpler way to live.

Today I will use the Third Step every time I have a question about my life.

You are reading from the book:

A Life of My Own by Karen Casey

A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. © 1993 by Hazelden Foundation

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