March 30, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Monday, March 30, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

I usually just lived one day at a time. I never had a sense of where I was going.
— Ruth Casey

Did any of us really know where we were going? We probably spent many hours, days, weeks even, making detailed plans for the people around us. These plans didn’t usually suit others so they didn’t often materialize. God, however, always had a plan in store for each of us, although sometimes we were the last to know it.

Is there any reason to think that anything has changed? Not really. We’re still here, so that means God is still in charge of whatever should transpire today. Our part is to be willing to listen to God’s direction and to follow it. We don’t have to know where our steps are leading us. We can simply move forward, trusting that we will end up where we need to be.

We may have complicated our lives for too many years. That’s not unusual. Busy people tend to do that. What we needed to do, where we needed to go, was always under the direction of God. It still is. Let’s rejoice that our part is doable.

Living one day at a time works best. I’ll give up thoughts of all else today.

You are reading from the book:

Keepers of the Wisdom by Karen Casey

Keepers of the Wisdom © 1996 by Karen Casey

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