March 30, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

In the long run, it’s easier to carry out our Higher Power’s will than our own

The good news of the Twelve Step program is that we don’t have to continue trying to make self-will work. Attempting to make the rest of the world conform to what we think we want is a little like trying to push water uphill. It’s not only frustrating – it’s exhausting.

Getting in touch with a Higher Power frees us from the trap of self-will. We can move with the rhythm of reality instead of being stuck in fantasy. We can discover how we can be useful and what it is we do best.

How can I be sure I’m doing my Higher Power’s will? There is, of course, no certain way to know, but what I rely on is an inner sense of lightness and rightness. I pray for guidance, I ask for answers, I listen to my inner voice, and I talk to people whose opinion I respect. I also believe if what I’m doing is not my Higher Power’s will for me, I’ll find out, since it won’t work.

I ask to know my Higher Power’s will for me today and/or the ability to carry it out.

From the book:

Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L.

Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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